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Sociology and Criminology Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

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If you are interested into exploring behaviour and backgrounds of criminals, finding out whether one type of person is more likely to commit crime than another, or perhaps discovering what drives a person in a criminal direction, then this is the course for you! Shining a spotlight on criminology from a sociological perspective, this BA gives you the sophisticated knowledge and analytical skillset needed to break into the public and social sectors, as well as the criminal justice system.

Taught by academic experts and specialist guest speakers, you’ll get to grips with advanced theory, tackling an assortment of hot topics such as trafficking, migration, terrorism, and many other eye-opening components. Additionally, you’ll garner industry experience during either a 30-week or 20-day placement. In your final year you’ll get the chance to develop your own piece of research, in the form of a final year dissertation.

Course details

Modules

You will study a range of units including introduction to criminology and the criminal justice system, social exclusion and discrimination, introduction to social research, introduction to social theory and deviance, understanding rural and urban communities, families and kinship in contemporary society, ethnographies of crime and policing, methods and methodologies in the social sciences, the impact and costs of crime, trafficking, migration and criminality, terrorism, protection and society, addressing crime: penology, prevention and victims, a dissertation, along with a number of optional units.


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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM This course requires Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 tariff points).
Access to HE Diploma 102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
Scottish Higher 104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers
Extended Project Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications. We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 31 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 104 tariff points (Grade D*D)
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma 112 tariff points (Grade DMM)
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 104 tariff points (Grade D*D)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) Accepted as part of the overall tariff.
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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