Cardiff University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Criminology

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Course summary

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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.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course codeL370
Institution code C15
Campus nameMain Site - Cardiff
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
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.

To find out more, please go to:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £17450 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Channel Islands: Fees stated are for the 2020/21 academic year. Fees after year one The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete to the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel. Overseas: Fees stated are for 2020/21 entry and are fixed for the first three years of study. Where programmes run for longer than three years, any additional years of study will rise in line with forecast inflation, using the RPIX measure of inflation (this is equivalent to the Retail Price Index but excludes mortgage interest payments) plus 2%. The RPIX rate will be taken from April preceding the commencement of the year of study. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel.

Sponsorship 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.

Criminology at Cardiff University - UCAS