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Sociology, Social Policy and Crime





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Entry requirements

A first degree award of 2:2 or above in one of the following: Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology, History, Law, Psychology or Political Studies.

Other degrees in related or non-related subject areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

Learning and assessment

Face-to-face lectures and small-group seminar work are complimented by off-campus visits to relevant organisations.

Academic work is assessed through a variety of methods, including essays, exams, presentations, and a dissertation.

Study support

You will be assigned a Personal Academic Tutor, who has regular and weekly drop-in slots available for you to discuss any issues related to programme content or study issues.

Appointments outside of these hours can also be arranged. You will also be assigned a personal tutor to supervise your dissertation.


Staff expertise in Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology ensures that programme content and delivery is research-led, contemporary and robustly informed.

We have an experienced, highly-qualified and strongly research-active teaching team. The programme will be taught by existing experienced staff with strong research records, who have published widely in sociology, social policy, criminal justice and vocational and professional subjects such as education and social work.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.