Students of criminology will explore a blend of social science, sociology and law, and examine the nature of law making and the various influences on how society is 'policed'.
You will be introduced to key criminal issues and shape your understanding of the relationship between crime, society, politics, the media and criminal justice policy.
Later in the programme you will choose from a array of core and specialist option modules in criminology and sociology. These include modules that explore contemporary criminological theory, race and crime, policing and police work, penal institutions, human rights and cybercrime.
An optional work placement is available in fourth year, which will require you attend a relevant work environment outside of the university.
2020 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at ABBB including English or another English based subject plus National 5 English and National 5 in a science subject or National 4 Maths or Applications of Maths.
Widening access entry: 3 Highers at BBC including English or another English based subject plus National 5 English and National 5 in a science subject or National 4 Maths or Applications of Maths.
For entry to second year, you must have 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Modern Studies or Sociology.
School of Social and Health Sciences