BSc Criminology (M900)
2017 entryFind a course
New course for 2017
|Course duration||3 year(s) full-time|
|Location of course||Clifton campus|
6 year(s) part-time
About BSc Criminology
Criminology is a multi-disciplinary subject, which draws on different disciplines such sociology, law, history, psychology, philosophy, and social and public policy.
The BSc Criminology at the University of Bristol is an exciting new programme offering students the opportunity to study criminology within the broader framework of policy studies.
The programme provides students with an understanding of crime and related social harms, and the analysis of public policy interventions which contribute towards a safer and harm-free society.
By drawing upon zemiological (social harm) perspectives it examines conventionally defined crimes, and also other activities/behaviours which may not be criminalised, but yet cause extensive harm to individuals and society.
Find out more about studying Social Policy at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
The BSc Criminology is designed to introduce you to the interdisciplinary study of criminology and to develop your skills and knowledge through the three years.
In Year 1 you will take four mandatory units:
- Understanding Crime, Harm and Society
- Controlling Crime and Social Harm
- Criminology: an introduction
- Skills for Criminology Students
You will also take two optional units from within the School or wider University.
In Year 2 you will take two mandatory units:
- Key Thinkers in Criminology
- Social Research Methods
Plus at least three optional units from a list of criminology-related options:
- Gender-based Violence
- Drugs and Society
- Youth Justice
- Harms of the Powerful
- Gender, Crime, and Justice
Your remaining option will be chosen from the wider list of units available within the School.
In your final year, you will undertake:
- Dissertation - an independent piece of research
- Inequality, Harm and Public Policy
You will take at least two criminology-related units from a list of criminology-related options:
- Children and Harm
- Punishment in Society
- Globalisation, Crime, Harm and Justice
- Youth, Sexualities and Gendered Violence
Or choose a further unit from the list of Social Policy/Childhood Studies optional units offered in the School.Further details about the course structure for Criminology
Typical offer for BSc Criminology
(including international A-levels)
(including international A-levels)
|IB Diploma||32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level|
|31 overall to include 15 points at Higher Level|
|Cambridge Pre-U||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit|
|SQA||SH: AABBB and AH: AB|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||Grade C in English and Mathematics. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.|
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