Criminology and Sociology

Course Overview - Criminology and Sociology

Criminology focuses on the causes and consequences of crime, as well as how the criminal justice system responds to crime. Criminologists are interested in how activities come to be defined as criminal, and why definitions of crime vary across countries and over time. The subject includes a wide range of social and psychological theories that attempt to explain criminal behaviour and the effective operation of the criminal justice system.

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

16/09/2024

Campus

Main Site

Course Address
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NN
United Kingdom

Application Details

Course Code

ML93

Institution Code

Q75

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

A,B,B

A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

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Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Separate targets are shown for Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers but offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits is required, including 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 33 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Successful completion of RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades of D*DD

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

Successful completion of QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with overall grades of D*DD

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Separate targets are shown for Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers but offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two.

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Fees and funding

Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland £4,750
England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands £9,250
EU, International £20,800

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