This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Criminology course, with an Integrated Foundation Year. Understand the causes of crime and how society responds to it. Investigate current issues, debates and trends surrounding crime and the criminal justice system. Gain real-world experience volunteering in roles within the criminal justice system and graduate as a qualified criminologist. What makes an act a crime? Who is a criminal? Why do people commit crime? How do they stop offending? What makes someone vulnerable to victimisation? We recognise Criminology is a diverse area of study and offer you the opportunity to choose from these new specialist courses: BSc (Hons) Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year (UCAS code L311) You'll explore the key issues and debates around crime and victimisation in society today. You'll cover topical and dynamic content, reflecting current issues, policy and practice within the criminal justice system. You'll understand the causes and consequences of crime and how we manage and respond to it as a society. We provide extensive opportunities for you to volunteer and gain career-relevant experience, to ensure you graduate with the transferable skills, broad knowledge-base and critical awareness that studying Criminology provides. You'll take part in continuous training to become a social researcher, which is a valuable extra skill to have for future employment. If you want to work with some of the most vulnerable and dangerous people in society, we will help to equip you with the skills to do it. BSc (Hons) Criminology: Criminology and Criminal Justice with Integrated Foundation Year (UCAS code L312) This pathway provides you with a working knowledge of criminological thought and detailed investment in more specific issues, debates, and research regarding the Criminal Justice System (CJS), and processes of justice more generally. You'll develop detailed knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical approaches to and practice-based implementations of criminal justice systems, issues regarding the rights and access/barriers to justice for victims of crime and harm and processes of offender management, governance and rehabilitation. BSc (Hons) Criminology: Vulnerability and Social Care with Integrated Foundation Year (UCAS code L313) This pathway will provide you with a strong working knowledge of theory and research on vulnerable populations and practice-based approaches to counselling and safeguarding policies. It emphasises the development of critical awareness and practitioner approaches to social policies aimed at addressing social inequalities and social care, vulnerable populations and victimisation processes within public, domestic and institutional contexts, approaches to safeguarding and accountability and core counselling skills, practices, and help strategies. BSc (Hons) Criminology: Inequality and Social Justice with Integrated Foundation Year (UCAS code L314) This pathway specialises in criminological issues which intersect with social inequalities such as gender, sex, sexuality, race and ethnicity. A strong emphasis is placed on social justice, such as persecution, exploitation, and discrimination – issues that, more often than not, escape conventional notions of criminal justice. It emphasises the development of detailed knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical and empirical relationships between power, inequalities, and social change, especially in relation to the impact of globalisation, global and local issues regarding diversity, discrimination and human rights and theories and practices of exploitation, hatred and persecution in relation to issues such as homophobia and sex work.
For more detailed information on our Modules, please visit our website.
For more detailed information on our Assessment methods, please visit our website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
- Course code:
- Institution code:
- Campus name:
- Sir Tom Cowie Campus
- Campus code:
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
The Integrated Foundation Year is specially designed to support you where you have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a three-year degree, or if you have relevant work experience and are now looking to broaden your subject knowledge but want more time to develop study skills before starting your degree. Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education. Eligible entry qualifications: 1. Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent ), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent) OR 2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience. If you are unsure of whether you think you might be suitable for the course, please contact us!
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University of Sunderland
Edinburgh Building, City Campus
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
0191 515 3000