This joint honours BSc degree in Criminology and Social Policy combines two exciting and rapidly-developing subject areas that each have an enormous influence on all of our lives.
You will explore key theories and debates relating to how societies meet the needs of their citizens and the ways that social policies are shaped by the causes and effects of crime on individuals and communities.
You will examine themes and values such as social justice, equality, fairness, and citizenship, alongside specific policy focal points such as crime, health, education, housing, disability, poverty, and the family, as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system.
You will develop excellent research and analytical skills and the ability to communicate your ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing.
WHY CRIMINOLOGY AND SOCIAL POLICY AT SWANSEA?
Both elements of this joint honours have exceptional ratings for teaching quality and student satisfaction:
- Criminology is ranked 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019)
- Criminology is 4th in the UK (Times & Sunday Times 2019)
- Social Policy is ranked 7th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019)
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
YOUR CRIMINOLOGY AND SOCIAL POLICY EXPERIENCE
Our flexible degree structure gives you the scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or ambitions for postgraduate study.
Based between the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law and the College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from two diverse and dynamic research environments with many opportunities to build connections across disciplines.
CRIMINOLOGY AND SOCIAL POLICY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A Social Policy and Criminology degree opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities. You could move into:
- Postgraduate study
- Research posts in universities and private social research companies
- Policy research roles in the public and third sectors
- Community development
- Roles in the criminal justice system, including the police, victim support, and prison and probation services
- Social work