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Programme structure: Criminology (BSc) - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Understanding Crime, Harm and Society SPOL10020 20 Mandatory
Critical Skills for Social Scientists: Criminology SPOL10028 20 Mandatory
Controlling Crime and Social Harm SPOL10021 20 Mandatory
Criminology: an introduction SPOL10019 20 Mandatory
Students choose 40cp from the following list, including up to 40cp of Open Units:
Social Policy and the Welfare State: Historical Perspectives SPOL10011 20 Optional
Ideologies and Concepts of Welfare in the Contemporary World SPOL10027 20 Optional
Comparative and International Social Policy SPOL10014 20 Optional
Segregation and inequality in the UK (measurement and debate) SPOL10017 20 Optional
Constructing Childhoods SPOL10023 20 Optional
Contemporary Debates in Global Childhood SPOL10024 20 Optional
Choose open units OPEN 20 Optional
Certificate of Higher Education   120  

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, and the Gateway programmes or for International Foundation Programmes please see the student handbook available on Blackboard.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Additional progress information

Students are permitted to conditionally progress to the next year of study and make up a credit deficit where they have failed a particular unit or units provided this meets the conditions of the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.
For further information and a definition of must pass units and conditional progression please see the Glossary of Terms.