Criminology and Criminal Justice with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Criminal Justice with a Year Abroad

Course summary

"Study BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice with a Year Abroad at Swansea University and you will gain a wealth of knowledge and skills relative to the criminal justice system, as part of a degree taught by industry experts in a supportive environment. The School of Social Sciences offers you an exceptional student experience, enhanced employability, and a progressive curriculum, which equips you to understand how crime affects society. Key Features • Criminology at Swansea is ranked: Top 10 in the UK Overall (Guardian University Guide 2023), 4th in the UK for Course Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2023) and Top 10 in the UK for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2023) • Sector-leading facilities, including dedicated student study and social spaces • Teaching is research-led, meaning you'll learn about the most cutting-edge topics • Be part of a vibrant community dedicated to making a difference in society • Equip yourself with skills that are highly transferable and in demand with a range of employers • Flexible degree with a variety of modules to tailor to your interests and career aspirations You will spend a year abroad between your second and final year, broadening your skills and experience. Our partner institutions span the globe, with opportunities varying each year. If you wish to receive more information, please get in touch with us on [email protected] "


"Your first year of study is made up of compulsory modules covering a range of themes. Compulsory modules are studied by all students on the programme, meaning you are automatically enrolled. Examples of compulsory modules include: • Victims and Victimology • Law, Criminal Justice and Human Rights • The Sociological and Criminological Imagination In your second year you will study a mixture of compulsory and optional modules, with your third year comprising entirely optional modules from a large range of subject areas. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • Media, Crime & Criminal Justice • Crime, Drugs and Alcohol • Beyond Dead White Men: Decolonising Criminological Approaches • Cybercrime and Digital Investigation • Crime and the Limits of Free Speech Your final year will include an optional independent dissertation project. For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at"

Assessment method

"We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include: • Blog and poster writing • Group-based tasks • Personal reflections Throughout your undergraduate Criminology degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page get in touch with us at [email protected]"

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students from across the globe. Swansea University’s dedicated international team provides advice on applying, fees, funding and settling into life here at Swansea. For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) further information can be found here:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account. Variable offers are made dependent on subjects studied.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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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 .

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Sponsorship information

Swansea University offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries which may be available to help finance your studies. Scholarships can be awarded to Welsh medium or international students, or for students excelling in exams, music or sport. Our income-related bursaries help students from lower income backgrounds.

Criminology and Criminal Justice with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS