United Kingdom

Swansea University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018

Swansea University

Criminology and Social Policy

You can study Criminology in Swansea as the core subject of the Single Honours BSc (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice, or as a Joint Honours subject in combination with Social Policy or Law. Criminology is one of the most diverse, stimulating and challenging subjects offered at university. It draws on disciplines such as psychology, sociology, social policy, law and even biology to investigate pressing social problems. Social Policy explores issues such as social citizenship rights, questions of justice and fairness, what we should consider as basic human needs and how these should be met. For those interested in working in the criminal justice system, there is a work placements scheme which includes placements at various local agencies such as the Youth Offending Team, the Crown Court, South Wales Police and the local Substance Misuse Action Team. The Department periodically invites Criminal Justice practitioners including youth justice officers, prison officers and probation officers to deliver sessions and to discuss employability issues. The University also participates in a Summer School at the University of Central Oklahoma, which includes a Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Justice placement. Our students receive careers advice from personal tutors and the Department has also introduced a first year module that focuses on how to develop a career after obtaining a Criminology Degree. • Social Policy Ranked 1st in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2017) • 1st in the UK – Criminology Degree provision (Guardian 2016) • AVERAGE EARNINGS: Depending on the sector, graduates in social policy can expect to earn an average annual salary of £22,000, more senior posts may rise to £38,000. • You will have the opportunity to work towards the Swansea Employability Award to gain work experience and develop skills that employers are looking for. • There is also the opportunity to undertake study visits abroad, including a two-week, college specific international summer programme. Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Bay Campus,Swansea