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BA (Hons) Social Science (Criminology and Law)

UCAS Institution Code: L42   UCAS Course Code: L302

BA (Hons) Social Science (Criminology and Law), is an interesting and unique programme in its combination of discrete choices of social scientific enquiry which is integrated into whole programme with a number of distinctive routes, that examines everything from crime and punishment through to human rights and politics, preparing graduates for a range of careers including welfare services, local government and the probation service.

Typical Course Structure

Year 1

The Criminal Gaze

Introduction to Social Policy

Key Concepts in Social Research

Introduction to Law and the Criminal Justice System

Introduction to Psychology

Policing Society

Year 2

Advanced Research Methods

Crime and Criminality

Criminal Psychology

Crime: A Victim Perspective

Social Perspective on International Law

Youth Crimes and the Criminal Justice System

Year 3

Professions within the Criminal Justice System

Penal Policy and Theory

Development of Independent Study

International Human Rights

Penology in Practice

Independent Study

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.

Institution Code:L42

UCAS Code: L302

Study Details

You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course.Full Time - 3 YearsWhilst the sessions delivered at College will typically fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students will complete the online study, in addition to the independent study, outside of these times. Students should also make themselves available to complete work experience hours outside of these times. Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.

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A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points from the following:

BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject

GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level

Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.

For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECS


GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above

GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above

EU and International applicants

NARIC confirmed equivalent of 64 UCAS points

IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa


Assessments range from -



Case Studies

Group and Individual Presentations

Oral Exams



Graduates will have a strong set of practical skills for pursuing careers in a range of sectors, for example, Prison and Probation Services, Local Government and Police Authorities. After successful completion of BA (Hons) Social Science (Criminology and Law) students can also progress to postgraduate study or research.

Per Academic Year

Home and EU Students - £7999.00

International Students - £9500.00

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional Course Costs

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excessof the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme

This course is validated by the University of Hull. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution.

For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the T&CS and POLICIES sections which can be found at:

University of Hull

Key Facts

Level:Level 6


Duration:3 Years

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:HEL0058AA1

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. To apply for this course please make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course code from the course description.

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