BSc Criminology (M900)

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UCAS code M900
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study 6 year(s) part-time
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About BSc Criminology

Criminology is a multidisciplinary subject comprising elements of sociology, law, social and public policy, history, psychology and philosophy.

BSc Criminology at the University of Bristol is an exciting course that gives you the opportunity to study criminology within a broader framework of policy studies. The course will give you an understanding of crime and related social harms, and the opportunity to analyse public policy interventions that contribute towards a safer and harm-free society.

By drawing on social harm perspectives, criminology at Bristol examines conventionally defined crimes along with other 'problem' activities or behaviours that may not be criminalised but still cause extensive harm to individuals and society. This provides you with an excellent critical and informed understanding of crime and the criminal justice system as well as wider social and economic questions.

In your first and second years you will take a range of mandatory units that provide a solid foundation in the subject, and develop your problem-solving and research skills with training provided. You will also choose from a selection of optional units.

In your final year you can demonstrate what you have learned in a mandatory dissertation on a topic of your choice with the support of an academic supervisor.

The final year specialist option units reflect our commitment to research-rich teaching in crime and social harm as well as our concern with wider social and policy-related issues.

View all our Criminology courses

See a list of all Criminology degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BSc Criminology - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2 and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Education, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, or Social Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer DDM in a relevant subject
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB, and Standard Higher: AABBB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (C in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)

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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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