Highland Theological College UHI


Main Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The BA (Hons) Criminology provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop a critical understanding of the major theories deployed throughout criminology.

Criminology draws on a wide range of human and social science disciplines and is both a theoretical and empirical subject, with many of criminology’s most significant advances achieved through empirical studies. Core to this programme is developing clear and confident research methods and analysis skills. You will also develop a critical understanding of the local, national and international context of crime, offenders, victimisation and responses to crime (including cybercrime).

In the first and second years, you will follow a traditional broad approach to the study of criminology. In years three and four, you will examine, in-depth, particular areas of criminology, allowing you to study specific topics and themes which reflect staff research specialisms. Each year, you will build on your analytical and research abilities through the core research methods modules.

The degree also offers the opportunity to study other Humanities subjects such as sociology, history, literature, archaeology, politics, and theology.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC or above including 2 relevant subjects. Advanced entry possible with relevant HNC.

For some optional modules you will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years


Arts, Humanities and Social Science

SCQF Level