Swansea University

251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018
101-125 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

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. - Criminology is ranked 3rd in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2018) - Social Policy is ranked 3rd in the UK (Guardian Good University Guide 2018) - 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 (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea