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Criminology (with integrated foundation year) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

BSc Criminology with integrated Foundation Year, here at Aberystwyth University, will enable you to develop an understanding of the causes of crime and the impact it has on individuals, communities and society. You will also study the current challenges facing the criminal justice system. Following the foundation year, the syllabus of this course is identical to its sister course [Criminology, M900].Criminology is multidisciplinary in nature and therefore when studying Crime Causation and Crime Reduction you will draw information from a diverse range of disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology and Law. Modules in criminology research methods will also provide you with cutting-edge technical and analytical skills necessary to engage in contemporary debates surrounding policies and practices designed to prevent crime.On completion of your degree, you will possess a repertoire of skills essential for pursuing a professional career in areas such as Policing, Prisons and Youth Justice.**Benefits of Foundation Year**A degree course with a foundation year enables you to gain the knowledge and skills required to succeed at degree-level studies. In addition, many of our Foundation year schemes offer some flexibility within the subject area giving you more time to decide on a specific subject pathway.During the Foundation year of the degree, you will explore a range of subjects, develop essential skills such as research and critical analysis, developing arguments and self-evaluation. Foundation year students have full access to all campus facilities, societies and everything else that Aberystwyth students’ community has to offer. You will be supported by the University personal tutor system and have access to Student Support and Careers Services. Funding and availability of student loans are identical to all other undergraduates and you can apply for a place through UCAS in the same way as any other of our undergraduate degrees.There are few fixed entry requirements, but each applicant will be assessed on an individual basis to ensure that they are right for the course and that the course is right for them.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,375per year

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The University welcomes undergraduate applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma, provided that relevant subject content and learning outcomes are met. We are not able to accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas as a general qualification for every undergraduate degree course.

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 105 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    129 60%

    33rd

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    11th

    3

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