Criminology and Theology

Argyll College UHI


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This joint degree looks at the changing nature of crime and the social, political, historical and individual forces behind these changes, with specific focus on study and influence of the main disciplines of Christian theology.

Year 1 - CertHE

You will study the following core modules.

Criminology: Introduction to criminological theory; Comparative institutions of justice; Foundations of research

Theology: Introduction to systematic theology

You will also choose one option module in theology from the following: Jesus and the Gospels; The Pentateuch; Understanding worship

Plus one further option module from our range of humanities subjects.

Year 2 - DipHE

You will study the following core modules.

Criminology: History of crime and punishment; Politics of policing; Practical research and analysis skills.

Theology: Early church history

Plus two of the following: Old Testament prophecy; Person and work of Christ; Pauline theology; Exploring other faiths.

Year 3 - BA

You will study the following core modules.

Criminology: Psychology of criminal justice; Victimology; Gender, crime and justice

Theology: Theological project

Plus two from the following: Christian spirituality: an overview; Hebrews; Scottish church history; Wisdom literature; Doctrine of God.

Year 4 - BA Hons

You will complete a dissertation in criminology or theology. You will also study one option module from your chosen dissertation subject, plus three option modules from the other subject.

A Disclosure Scotland check may be required in order to take part in optional modules in year three.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including 2 relevant subjects. HNC Social Science may give you entry to year 2.

For some modules: you would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years



SCQF Level