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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
Social Research Methods SOAD20004 20 Mandatory
Key Thinkers in Criminology Not Available in 2019/20 SPOL20036 20 Mandatory
Plus at least three units from the following:
Youth, Sexualities and Gendered Violence SPOL22023 20 Optional
Youth Justice SPOL20022 20 Optional
Punishment in Society SPOL20052 20 Optional
Drugs and Society SPOL21011 20 Optional
Globalisation, Crime, Harm and Justice SPOL20025 20 Optional
Gender, Crime, and Justice SPOL20035 20 Optional
Harms of the Powerful SPOL20034 20 Optional
Children and Social Harm SPOL20033 20 Optional
Remaining credit points to be taken from the following:
Comparative Social Policy in a Globalizing World SPOL20048 20 Optional
Social Policy and Development SPOL20050 20 Optional
Changing Families and the State SPOL21008 20 Optional
Societal Change and the Transformation of Work SPOL22030 20 Optional
Public Management EFIM20019 20 Optional
Family Support SOWK20002 20 Optional
Child and Adolescent Psychology SPOL20032 20 Optional
Housing, Economy and Society SPOL22020 20 Optional
Play and Creativity SPOL22021 20 Optional
Cities and communities in the urban age SPOL20038 20 Optional
Social Policy in East Asia SPOL20049 20 Optional
Diploma 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.