Bath Spa University
Business and Management and Criminology BA/BSc (Hons)
Bath Spa University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 50 graduates of Business and Management and Criminology BA/BSc (Hons) and other courses in Sociology at Bath Spa University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Sociology.

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
50 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Business Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Sociology at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £25000 £30000
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £30000 £19500 - £32000 £23000 - £39000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Business Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24219 £23476 £27405
25-75 percentile range £21057 - £28608 £17517 - £30261 £20410 - £36374

Course Description

Learn how global forces shape society and relate to the causes and consequences of crime in this combined business management and criminology degree.

  • Combine creative problem-solving with scientific analysis to investigate contemporary issues.
  • Create a degree tailored to your own interests with a range of optional modules covering topics such as crime fiction and cyber security.
  • Learn from industry experts and gain real-world experience – for example in regional businesses, charities and prisons.

Become an innovative and perceptive professional with this Business and Management and Criminology degree. Harnessing your natural curiosity about the world around you, you’ll explore how businesses respond to changes in society. You’ll also analyse how these changes can relate to criminal behaviour.

You’ll learn about the different aspects of business, such as managing people, making data-driven decisions, and planning finances. You'll also delve into the causes, motivations and patterns of criminal conduct. Across both your Business and Criminology modules, you’ll hone your research and analytical skills to identify issues and patterns of behaviour, and be encouraged to think creatively to find innovative ways to solve problems.

Our aim is that when you graduate, you’ll understand the current issues in business and crime. To keep your knowledge current, we’ll encourage you to work on real-life business projects and provide opportunities to meet criminology experts.

Why study criminology and business?

Studying Business and Management and Criminology will give you a new perspective on the issues and challenges – such as gender imbalance and sustainability – facing society in the 21st-century.

You’ll develop valuable, transferable skills, such as problem-solving, critical thinking and the ability to apply theory to real-world situations, which will open the doors to a wide variety of careers, from counter-terrorism to consultancy.

Combined Honour Awards

At Bath Spa University many of our undergraduate programmes can be combined, so you don’t have to limit yourself to one subject. If you choose to study a combined award then in Year One you’ll start by studying both subjects in equal depth, then from Year Two you can choose whether to continue with an equally joint course, or a Major/Minor route.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Business and Management and Criminology BA/BSc (Hons) at Bath Spa University

25% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
15% Teaching Professionals
10% Media Professionals
10% Medical Practitioners
10% Elementary occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
0% Managers, directors and senior officials

We use a mix of traditional and contemporary assessments, including essays, book reviews, exams, portfolios, creative work, projects, group work, computer-based simulations, podcasts and videos.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Sociology

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

An overall of 6 with at least 5.5 in each component.

IELTS (Academic) 6

An overall of 6 with at least 5.5 in each component.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Business and Management and Criminology, BA/BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Business and Management and Criminology BA/BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £15750 year 1
International £15750 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of Bath Spa University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Bath Spa University in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #52 
    • #64 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 9 university rankings of Bath Spa University

About Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is located in the rural outskirts of the English city of the same name, Bath. This institution of higher education takes pride in that they have the faculty resources and initiative to treat students as individuals, by learning their strengths and weaknesses, and thus being able to help them find work placements that align with their goals. In your free time, you can find academic and social experiences through Bath Spa’s more than 70 student clubs and societies.

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