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Course summary

Have you ever wondered what motivates people to commit crime? Have you thought about how society shapes our understanding of crime and criminals? Have you pondered about the victims and how they are treated within the criminal justice system? The Cardiff Met BSc (Hons) Criminology degree combines both theoretical and empirical study into a modern programme that will challenge the way you look at the study of crime. In addition to learning about the underpinning philosophies and theories that explore crime as an academic field of study, BSc (Hons) Criminology students will explore the evidence base for these theories and philosophies, and potentially contribute towards our developing understanding in a range of cutting-edge topics. Studying Criminology at Cardiff Met, you will focus on three key strands that are woven throughout the degree which include Criminology Theories, the fundamentals of the Criminal Justice System and Emerging Disciplines in contemporary Criminology. The second-year placement will provide graduates with an outstanding opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in appropriate and relevant industries, in addition to a range of voluntary opportunities available throughout your study. The ILM Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification that accompanies the degree will help you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to graduate outcomes, following completion.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Cardiff Met - Llandaff
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to
Criminology at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS