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Sustainable Development and Criminology

University of the Highlands and Islands

Venues

UHI Argyll, UHI Outer Hebrides, UHI West Highland, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Content

The world is facing the prospect of a climate emergency, with decision-makers grappling with how to understand and respond to the pressures on our environment and society. Sustainable Development, from the local to the global, is essential if society is to tackle the challenges faced. The necessary changes will impact on every facet of society, culture and the economy; this is a critical moment to study sustainability.

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 BA (Hons) Sustainable Development and Criminology programme are the development of clear and confident research methods and analysis skills.

You will develop a critical understanding of the local, national and international contexts of crime, offenders, victimisation and responses to crime (including cybercrime). You will also expand your knowledge and critical understanding of the three pillars of sustainability (social, environmental, economic), learn the facts about climate change, explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and consider potential and emerging solutions such as the Green New Deals, the concept of ‘degrowth’ and the transition to wellbeing economies, leaving you ideally placed to influence, or indeed become, one of the decision-makers.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including two relevant subjects.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

D44C

Course Length

4 years

Department

Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.uhi.ac.uk