Social Policy and Crime BA

Our Social Policy and Crime degree is an interdisciplinary programme which explores the fast-growing policy area of crime and will provide you with the expertise to understand and critically appraise how the institutions of the modern state seek to control deviance and criminality.

Throughout the course you'll study crime in depth, as well as gaining a broad understanding of education, health, housing and poverty. You'll explore why some activities are seen as deviant or criminal, why some members of society negotiate the justice system more easily than others, and the varying responses to crime. You will explore criminological theories with particular attention to class, gender, race and age.

At the same time, you'll examine education, housing and urban policies to understand how states provide for people's social welfare, assessing how such policies impact on people's day-to-day lives.

BA Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A-level: ABB

We do not require A-level Sociology for courses in the School of Sociology and Social Policy - we design Year 1 modules for students both with and without previous knowledge of the subject.

However, in general you should be in the process of studying social science, arts and humanities subjects for A-level. See our accepted A-level subjects document to see which subjects we accept.

We accept A-level General Studies.

When an applicant is taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) this can be considered alongside A-levels and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A-levels, this would be BBB at A-level and grade A in the EPQ.

GCSE: grade 4/C or above in Mathematics or equivalent.

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