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.

Social Policy - This Social Policy route will explore the ways in which governments seek to provide services and to change conditions in fields such as health, education and welfare support. You will study current political issues relevant to social policy today, aspects of social change and social divisions that underpin the context of social policy intervention and examine the nature of contemporary welfare services and the dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion. In Year One, you will study aspects of relationships between social change, social policy and the key organising features of modern society (age, ‘race’, class, gender and sexuality). Having established your knowledge of Social Policy in the first year, in Year Two you go on to deepen that knowledge, examining the outcomes of Social Policy between the broad social groupings of social class, gender and race. You will study the nature of welfare provision between and across different national contexts as well critically explore the nature of social exclusion. In Year Three, you study specialist subjects in-depth and develop your independent learning.

Which department am I in?

School of 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.

  • Liverpool is an inexpensive city to live in
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  • Many scholarships and awards for international students
  • GBP 800 million invested in campus and academic facilities