University of Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Data Analytics

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Course summary

On the BA Social Sciences in Criminology and Data Analytics course, you learn theories about the nature and determinants of crime, but also how to translate these theories into empirical questions that can be studied using real-life data. Specifically, you learn data analytic and data science techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-crime policies, understand criminal behaviour, predict and classify criminal phenomena and describe and analyse networks of relationships between criminals, criminal organisations and society. By completing the core and optional units, you will gain sought after skills, including:

  • how to collect, describe and visualise data;
  • how to build quantitative models to explain phenomena;
  • how to quantitatively evaluate the effectiveness of policies;
  • how to map and analyse complex social networks;
  • how to implement key machine learning algorithms;
  • how to implement data analytic techniques and data science algorithms using statistical software including R, as well as proprietary packages such as SPSS.
The pathway emphasises the application of modern data analytic methods to real-life problems. Although, you will have the opportunity to learn some of the underlying theory to progress further in your career to more advanced postgraduate courses and more challenging scenarios in policy and industry.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C856
Institution code:
M20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme: Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme are required to achieve ABB in academic subjects and grade B in the EAP with writing and speaking grade B and listening and reading grade C. Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year are required to achieve ABB in academic subjects and grade B in the EAP with writing and speaking grade B and listening and reading grade C. For all other foundation programmes please see our full list of approved UK foundation programmes.

Additional entry requirements

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English language requirements

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is: GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C. IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component. (IBT) 92 overall with minimum of 21 in listening and speaking, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking. English (Second Language) grade B An acceptable equivalent qualification. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'. Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.

Acceptable English Language Qualifications

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/international/admissions/language-requirements/


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for entry in 2022 have not yet been set. For entry in 2021 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2022 entry.
Criminology and Data Analytics at University of Manchester - UCAS