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This course provides students the opportunity to study the transformations of the social world from a sociological perspective linking it with the theoretical and empirical debates regarding issues inherent within Criminology. As such this joint programme will help students develop a range of sociological and criminological knowledge of society which they can apply using appropriate concepts, theories and approaches.
Employers value the qualities and skills of Criminology and Sociology graduates, and most students find suitable work within a short time of graduation. A number of students also go on to study at postgraduate level.
Typical employers include local and central government, the Police, The National Probation Service, HM Prison Service, Youth Offending Service, education authorities, further and higher education institutions, and charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations.
All modules are assessed and a range of assessment methods are used, including structured essays, reports, case studies, critiques, reviews and formal examinations.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline UK or any other EU country - 15 January ; International - 30 June Tuition fee
- EUR 9550 Year (EEA)
- EUR 12530 Year (Non-EEA)
UK/EU Fees Students starting at UCS from September 2012 will be charged £8000 for a full-time Bachelors degree or £7500 for a full-time Foundation degree. Tuition fees for full-time International Study: Classroom-based 10,500 GBP (£) Laboratory-based 12,600 GBP (£)Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
First year modules
- Social Science Research Skills (C)
- Key Thinkers in Criminology
- Law for Criminologists
- Sociology and the Modern World
- Core Sociological Dichotomies
- Understanding Social Change
Second year modules
- Quantitative Data in Social Science (C)
- Qualitative Data in Social Science (C)
- Criminological Theory and Social Control
- Criminal Justice Systems
- Social Theory
With a choice of 1 module from:
- Sociology of Health and Illness
Third year modules
- Research Dissertation (C)
- Applied Studies (C)
- Contemporary Issues in Criminology
1 (if only 1 sociology option is chosen) from:
- Human Rights
- Victims of Crime
With a choice of 1 or 2 modules from:
- Gender, Sexuality and Culture
- Technology and Society
- Sociology of Sport
- Sociology of Law
Teaching methods combine teacher led and student led activities and include lectures, seminars, small group work, workshops and tutorials.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79
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English language requirements
All students need to be able to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English. Students whose first language is not English will need to take a recognised English Language test in advance of commencing a course at UCS and before the Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) letter is issued for visa purposes.
UCS accepts a range of English qualifications, with the following standards required:
IELTS (academic version): 6.0 for all degrees, apart from Diagnostic Radiography,Radiotherapy and Oncology, ODP and all Pre-Registration Nursing and Midwifery courses that require 7.0. Postgraduate courses generally require between 6.5 and 7.0.
TOEFL: 550 on paper-based test; 213 on computer-based test; or 79-80 on the internet-based test for all degrees
Pearson Test of English Academic - Minimum score of 50 is required
Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Grade C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grade B
GCE O-level or GCSE English Language/Use of English: Grade C
Test in English for Educational Purposes (TEEP) International Baccalaureate English Grade B (standard level).
Hong Kong Certificate of English Education
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University Campus Suffolk.
National Scholarship Programme
As part of the new student finance system, students with households incomes under £25,000 per year will benefit from a new National Scholarship Programme. This new scheme is targeted towards students who most need financial help.
The National Scholarship is funded jointly by the Government and Universities. UCS has been awarded a number of National Scholarships which students can apply for Suffolk Access Champion Scheme
The Suffolk Access Champion Scheme will be open to eligible students currently studying at a Suffolk State Sixth form, College or Academy, and applying to study at UCS on a full-time undergraduate degree programme in 2012-13.
The Suffolk Access Champion will work over two years mentoring Year 10 and 11 students to encourage progression on to higher education.
Scholarships for international students
UCS offers a generous scholarship scheme for all undergraduate students paying international fees.
All international students that are offered and have firmly accepted a place on a full-time undergraduate Foundation or Honours degree course at UCS by the 30 September for the year of entry, will be eligible for a scholarship of £1,000 per year for the duration of their course. This scholarship will be awarded each year once annual fees have been paid in full.
Please note that any international students accepted on a course that requires a practice placement with a Primary Care Trust, for example Nursing, Midwifery or Radiography, will incur an additional £3000 fee per each year of study (this excludes all British Islands students except the Falkland Islands).