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Our BA Criminology (including foundation year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate course. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. Our compulsory English language and academic skills module supplements your academic subjects. Not only are we are ranked among the top 10 universities for Criminology in the UK according to the Times Good University Guide (2017), our Department of Sociology (in which this course is based) is ranked among the top 50 departments on the planet according to the QS World Rankings (2017) . Criminology demands critical engagement with some of the most pressing issues, decisions and dilemmas facing societies today. Adopting a criminological imagination will inspire you to see the world in a completely different way. You critique ideas and concepts of justice, punishment and social control. We teach in interesting and innovative ways with an exciting choice of modules ranging from the impact of computer games on crime, to terrorism and illegal migration, to policing and controlling society. Through our Q-Step Affiliate Status, we offer you the opportunity to develop your quantitative skills by taking a specialised degree pathway or receiving a student bursary to go on a quantitative work placement. Q-Step is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Colchester Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Please note that this course is not open to international applicants.
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||To include 2 full A-levels (or equivalent)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||We are happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.|
UK and EU applicants: All applications for degree courses with a foundation year (Year Zero) will be considered individually, whether you • think you might not have the grades to enter the first year of a degree course; • have non-traditional qualifications or experience (e.g. you haven’t studied A-levels or a BTEC); • are returning to university after some time away from education; or • are looking for more support during the transition into university study. Mature applicants and non-traditional academic backgrounds: We welcome applications from mature students (over 21) and students with non-traditional academic backgrounds (might not have gone on from school to take level 3 qualifications). We will consider your educational and employment history, along with your personal statement and reference, to gain a rounded view of your suitability for the course.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|