Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

Course summary

Challenge perspectives and instigate change with our Criminology and Sociology degree Investigate crime, punishment, and social inequality with our hands-on Criminology and Sociology degree. You will examine classical, radical, and emerging thought as you cover topics like:

  • modern slavery
  • terrorism
  • migration
  • human rights
  • policing
  • race
  • cyber-crime.
Take your learning outside the classroom With our criminology and sociology course, you can participate in field trips and workshops. You can also attend talks by guest speakers, discussing the latest research on subjects like:
  • human trafficking
  • organised crime
  • prisons
  • youth violence
  • gangs
  • media representation of crime and social issues.
Expert teaching and support You will learn from academics currently influencing government policy. Our student, Jo, tells us that our “teaching staff helped bring the subjects alive and offered invaluable support”. Build professional experience You can complete placements and voluntary work to build your network and professional experience. Previous students have worked within:
  • the charitable sector
  • schools.
About the Foundation Year Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.


Students will take four core modules as part of the foundation year: Personal Learning Competencies, Taking a professional Approach; Thinking Critically, Creatively and Ethically, The Individual Project, London Stories and Performing Identities

Assessment method

We use a wide range of methods of assessment to support students in meeting the learning objectives. These include essays and reports, student presentations, in class tests, formal examinations and a variety of resource-based assessments. Essays are typically 1,000-2,000 words in length, although at Level 6 there is an opportunity to conduct your own research module (with the agreement of a supervising tutor) which requires a 5,000 words essay or a dissertation of 10,000 words.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature applicants with no formal qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with no element below 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16320 Year 1
International £16320 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS