Criminology and Social Policy with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Social Policy with a Year in Industry

Course summary

Criminology is one of the most diverse, stimulating and challenging subjects offered at university. It draws on disciplines such as psychology, sociology, social policy, law and even biology to investigate pressing social problems. Social Policy explores issues such as social citizenship rights, questions of justice and fairness, what we should consider as basic human needs and how these should be met. Key Features • Criminology at Swansea is ranked: Top 5 in the UK Overall (Guardian University Guide 2021), 2nd in the UK for Course Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2021) and Top 10 in the UK for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2021) • Social Policy at Swansea is ranked 1st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021) • 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 to society • Equip yourself with skills that are highly transferable and in-demand with a range of employers • Choose your own modules in the 2nd and 3rd years of your degree • Learn through lectures (recorded for your revision and catch up), seminars and tutorials We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.


Year 1 consists of a set of compulsory core modules, covering elements of both criminology and social policy. Years 2 and 3 will comprise of mostly of compulsory modules, but will also give you the opportunity to study several modules of your own choice, allowing you to shape your own learning.

Assessment method

The Criminology Department offers a broad range of assessment types. These range from traditional assessments such as examinations, to group-based tasks, and more contemporary and innovative assessment methods such as blog and poster writing, meaning you’ll have to take less exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The Department welcomes many applications from non-UK students and considers a wide range of international qualifications. For details visit our country specific guide:- Language Requirement: IELTS 6.0 overall and must include 6.0 in reading and 6.0 in writing. Or look up other acceptable English Language Tests and qualifications. For further information email [email protected]

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.

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Student Outcomes

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Criminology and Social Policy with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS