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Programme structure: Criminology (BSc) - what's running in 2019/20

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
Dissertation SPOL30046 40 Mandatory
Inequality, Harm and Public Policy SPOL30061 20 Mandatory
Plus at least two optional units from the following:
Punishment in Society SPOL30052 20 Optional
Drugs and Society SPOL30011 20 Optional
Globalisation, Crime, Harm and Justice SPOL30040 20 Optional
Children and Social Harm SPOL30060 20 Optional
Gender, Crime, and Justice SPOL30059 20 Optional
Harms of the Powerful SPOL30047 20 Optional
Remaining credit points to be taken from the following:
Interprofessional Working in Children's Services SPOL30037 20 Optional
Housing, Economy and Society SPOL30020 20 Optional
Child Nutrition, Activity and Health SPOL30034 20 Optional
Language and Literacy in Young Children SPOL30036 20 Optional
Comparative Social Policy in a Globalizing World SPOL30048 20 Optional
Social Policy and Development SPOL30050 20 Optional
Health Policy in a Global Context SPOL30055 20 Optional
Children and Young People in the Law A SPOL30057 20 Optional
Changing Families and the State SPOL31008 20 Optional
Cities and communities in the urban age SPOL30062 20 Optional
Criminology (BSc)   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).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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