What will I learn?

Criminology - Criminology involves the study of complex issues of crime and criminal justice. Criminologists play an important role in the criminal justice system. Year One introduces you to Criminology and provides an introduction to exploring ‘crime’ in its social, historical and political context. During your second year you will explore the role of the criminologist in the world of policy and activism, gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of particular controversies in criminal justice practice, and providing you with a broader coverage of criminological perspectives and criminal justice controversies.

Basque - Basque is a unique language that does not belong to any language family; it is spoken by around 850,000 people on both sides of the western Pyrenees in Spain and France. A mastery of this language brings with it not only access to cultural products including world literature and cinema, but also important social, political, cultural, historical and linguistic debates. Studying Basque language as a Minor at 25% of your degree will help you to become highly proficient in writing, reading, speaking and listening to the language. It will also help you to understand aspects of the society and culture of the Iberian Peninsula. At the University of Liverpool Basque is taken as a beginners’ language. In Year One our vibrant and fast-moving programme will quickly take you to A Level standard. In Years two and four expert tuition in small groups will provide you with the opportunity to approximate near-native standards. A year abroad is highly recommended, but not compulsory, for Basque as a Minor subject. You may spend a year in a Basque-speaking region as an assistant in a school, or on a work placement. During this year, you will complete an extended essay or portfolio in Basque. If you combine Minor Basque with another language, you may choose to spend half the Year Abroad in a Basque-speaking region.

Which department am I in?

Sociology and Social Policy

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

28 September 2020


Main Site

The Foundation Building,

Brownlow Hill,


L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have ACT Score of 27; Advanced Placement Test AP Test Grade 4; College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests; High School Diploma Quality Point 3; International Baccalaureate IB Points 28. 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component.

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About this uni

The university’s international community includes more than 8,000 students from over 130 countries.

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  • Many scholarships and awards for international students
  • GBP 800 million invested in campus and academic facilities