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Criminology is the field of study which focuses on criminalisation, victimisation, and social responses to crime and disorder. Our degree programme offers the opportunity to explore sociological, psychological and political approaches to criminology. Criminology at Cardiff draws on a range of social science perspectives – including sociology, law, psychology, and history – and we encourage you to combine theories and methods to increase your knowledge and understanding of crime and its control. You will examine how to approach problems of crime, justice and control as a social scientist before applying your new research-driven skills to real world issues and debates. Distinctive features •The opportunity to learn from leading criminologists with strong links to police, probation and prisons, as well as local authorities, and Welsh and UK government institutions. •The opportunity to study in a School that was ranked 3rd in the UK for research quality in sociology and 5th for education in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. •A strong emphasis on introducing you to the research methods involved in gathering criminological data. •The involvement of research-active staff in teaching. •The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment. •The variety of modules on offer in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary School. •The opportunity to study abroad.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB - ABB||please note General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB - ABB||please note General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Achieve the IB Diploma with a minimum of 18 in 3 HL subjects.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language Grade C or 4, or IGCSE English First Language grade C, or IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C.|
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.