The University of Nottingham
Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons)
The University of Nottingham

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Sociology

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 £29500
25-75 percentile range £21500 - £28500 £19500 - £30500 £23000 - £37500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Sociology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23013 £20757 £24208
25-75 percentile range £19989 - £26124 £15689 - £25435 £18599 - £30307

Course Description

How are societies organised? How and why are certain kinds of behaviour categorised as a crime? How does social change due to globalisation or financial crisis impact on crime and our responses to it? You’ll address questions like this on our joint honours BA Criminology and Sociology, by studying a variety of modules from both subjects. This degree will broaden and deepen your understanding of crime, victimisation and crime control, as well as your appreciation of the broader social and cultural contexts in which they occur. You can tailor your degree to your interests and career goals through optional modules that examine subjects like policing, gender, social media, cults and migration. You can also enhance your CV by studying abroad at a partner institution in locations like the Netherlands, Singapore or the USA. You will graduate with a strong academic foundation and the transferable skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers as you start your career.

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 Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons) at The University of Nottingham

50% Natural and social science professionals
10% Sports and fitness occupations
10% Administrative occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Customer service occupations
10% Finance Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

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


Tuition Fees Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £20500 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £20500 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)

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Nottingham in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Nottingham in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #12 
    • #83 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #28 
    • #151 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #14 
    • #16 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #53 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #76 
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #30 
    • #201 
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

See all 28 university rankings of The University of Nottingham

About The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a government funded research university based in Nottingham, England. Their aim is to become global leaders in education and research, cultivating a culture of curiosity and ambition. The university’s main campus is located approximately half an hour’s bus ride away from Nottingham city centre, which gives students the peace and quiet they need to study while not removing them completely from metropolitan comforts.

List of 388 Bachelor and Master Courses from The University of Nottingham - Course Catalogue

Student composition of The University of Nottingham

  • Vlog: A day in the life at THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
  • Vlog: 5 favourite things about the University of Nottingham
  • Vlog: Advice for new international students
  • Ask a Latin American student: Why did you choose The University of Nottingham?
  • Ask a Latin American student: Advice on studying in the UK

Where is this programme taught

University Park Campus
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Conservation Biology and Criminology (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University - 0% 7% £9250 £12500 113 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year BA (Hons) St Mary's University, Twickenham - 0% 15% £9250 £16320 113 Twickenham On campus Full-time
Criminology with Law BA (Hons) The University of Winchester - 6% 10% £9250 £16700 120 Winchester On campus Full-time
Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Sunderland - 5% 10% £9250 £16000 50 Sunderland On campus Full-time
Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons) The University of Nottingham - 5% 7% £9250 £20500 171 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University - 0% 0% £9250 £12500 113 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Sociology and Criminology BA (Hons) University of Essex - 0% 0% £9250 £19500 160 Colchester On campus Full-time
Law with Criminology LLB (Hons) University of Huddersfield - 9% 20% £9250 £16500 130 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Criminology BA (Hons) University of West London - 15% 10% £9250 £16250 130 Ealing On campus Full-time
Criminology with Placement and Social Sciences Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - - - £9250 £13020 £14000 - Southampton On campus Full-time