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Criminology and Social Policy BA (Hons)

Queen's University Belfast

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Criminology focuses on the causes and consequences of crime, as well as how the criminal justice system responds to crime. Criminologists are interested in how activities come to be defined as criminal, and why definitions of crime vary across countries and over time. The subject includes a wide range of social and psychological theories that attempt to explain criminal behaviour and the effective operation of the criminal justice system.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,900per year

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A level : ABB

A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

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University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    24th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is one of the UK’s Russell Group of top-ranking research-intensive institutions.
Its historic campus with cutting edge facilities is set in the heart of the affordable city of Belfast.
Queens is committed to preparing students for the future, providing international students with dedicated careers support to help them fulfil their potential.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 105 15

    16th out of 49 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    134 63%

    29th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    18th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    44th

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    135 66%

    14th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    22nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    15th

    21

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