Swansea University

Criminology and Social Policy, BSc (Hons)

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Singleton park (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Singleton park (Wales)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Year 1 consists of a set of compulsory core modules, which cover both Criminology and Social Policy.
Year 2 will comprise of four compulsory modules, but will also give you the opportunity to study another two modules of your choice. By year 3, you will be able to shape your learning experience, choosing from a range of optional modules.
Each student is assigned an Academic Mentor to help with:
Academic Guidance
Personal Development Planning
Guidance on finding help with Personal Issues (which affect your wellbeing, attendance, and progress through University)
There are student representatives in each year of our law programme as well as a School representative for undergraduate students. The school also has a dedicated student information office who will be able to offer academic assistance throughout your studies.
Meet your fellow students and take part in a variety of social opportunities by joining the­ Swansea Criminology Society, which is run for students, by students.

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Singleton Park (Swansea)
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University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP


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· Requirements

Entry Requirements Our standard offer for our single honours and joint honours criminology programmes is 3 A-Levels at grades ranging from ABB-BBB or equivalent. Alternative entry requirements can be found here International qualifications: International Students (non EU) and EU Students. For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) further information can be found here

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5.0 04/04/2016
What I would highlight: Social events were great, met really good people and though maintanence can be slow but people I met were great.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Social Policy

Course programme


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECertCompulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameASC100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Study Skills in CriminologyASC110Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Law, Criminal Justice and Human RightsASC111Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Criminological ImaginationASP100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Sociology of Social PolicyASP106Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Politics of Social PolicyASP111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The History of Social Policy

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameASC208Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Research Methods in CriminologyASP214Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Health PolicyASP220Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Social Security, Poverty and Social ExclusionASP251Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Housing Policy, Homes and Homelessness

Optional Modules

Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : If considering a Dissertation in a Criminology topic, you will need to select ASC213 Dissertation Preparation. Please ensure that modules are balanced over semester 1 and semester 2.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceASC204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Penology and PunishmentASC212Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminological Theory: Content and ApplicationASC213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Dissertation PreparationASC214Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Applied Offender Management ASC215Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Crime, Drugs and AlcoholASC216Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Understanding PolicingASC218Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media, Crime & Criminal JusticeASC219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Leadership and Management in Social JusticeASC220Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10The Criminal State: International Issues

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameASP301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Principles of Social Policy

Optional Modules

Criminology Optional Modules

Choose Minimum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : In order to select the ASC324 Dissertation, you must have taken ASC213 Dissertation Preparation in Year 2. Please ensure that modules are balanced over semester 1 and semester 2.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceASC303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Young Offenders and Youth JusticeASC316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminalisation of SexASC317Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Countering Violent ExtremismASC319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Serious Crime and Social HarmASC320Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Diversity, Crime & Criminal JusticeASC321Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Sexual CrimesASC324Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)40Dissertation


Social Policy Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceASP305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advocacy, Rights and RepresentationASP315Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Social Policy in an Ageing WorldASP356Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20The Family and Children: Ethics and Policy