University of Sunderland

Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year University of Sunderland Degree level: Undergraduate

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This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Criminology course, with an integrated foundation year. Understand the reasons for, and society's responses to, crime. Develop a speciality in the strand of criminology which most interests you. Graduate with the knowledge and skills you need for a fulfilling career in an essential field.

This course provides you with an understanding of the causes of crime and victimisation. You will make sense of how society responds to crime and criminal behaviour by studying the criminal justice system and punishment. You will begin to understand how characteristics such as race, gender, age and social class relate to individuals' experiences of crime, victimisation and justice.

This course allows you to tailor your study to suit your interests and graduate with the knowledge and skills you need for a fulfilling career. You can explore specialist pathways including: policing, surveillance and crime prevention; inequality, diversity and gender-based violence; psychology, mental health and offending; race, racism, and criminal justice; and young people, crime and justice. The additional pathway of 'applied criminology’ allows you to undertake a placement in a criminology setting. From this, you will gain valuable work experience. As part of the ‘applied’ pathway, you will also have the opportunity to visit the criminal courts and prisons, as well as hear from practitioners. You can also take advantage of a number of volunteering opportunities in relevant work organisations.

This course provides an excellent foundation for a career in a number of criminal justice agencies, including the police, probation or prison services.

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Modules

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Assessment method

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How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L311
Institution code S84
Campus name Sir Tom Cowie Campus
Campus code B

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 40 points A minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above
If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above. Equivalent alternative qualifications are also accepted, such as Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have not achieved a grade C in Maths and English we may be able to work with you to ensure that you are able to gain these in the first year of the course, depending on your experience.

The Integrated Foundation Year is specially designed to support you where you have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a three-year degree, or if you have relevant work experience and are now looking to broaden your subject knowledge but want more time to develop study skills before starting your degree.
Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education.
Eligible entry qualifications:
1. Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent ), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)
OR
2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.
If you are unsure of whether you think you might be suitable for the course, please contact us!

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/integrated-foundation-year/ug-integrated-criminology/#fees-and-reqs

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,500 * Year 1
England £4,500 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,500 * Year 1
Scotland £4,500 * Year 1
Wales £4,500 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Foundation Year £4,500 Honours Degree Year 1, 2 & 3 £9,250. Visit our website to find out about our range of Scholarships.

Provider information

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University of Sunderland
Edinburgh Building, City Campus
Chester Road
Sunderland
SR1 3SD


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