Outer Hebrides Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
If you are interested in studying crime and society, then the BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology degree will give you a solid grounding in both disciplines. The course offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of sociological and criminological themes and topics across a broad sweep of modules, emphasising the value of empirical and theoretical approaches. This is achieved by exploring the changing nature of the social world and of crime, and addresses the social, political, historical and individual forces behind such changes.
The context for both subjects is contemporary Highlands and Islands and British communities, as well as international perspectives, looking at their similarities and differences. There is strong emphasis on research methods which will give you the skills necessary to carry out independent research for your future career, including your dissertation in the fourth year.
The degree also draws on other social science subjects such as research methods, history, literature, archaeology, and socio-legal studies.
3 Highers at BBC including 2 relevant subjects.
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.
On successful completion of this degree you may consider postgraduate study or research. You will also have a wide range of employment opportunities in the commercial, statutory and voluntary sectors including: Teaching, Social work, Community work, Social policy and management, Policing.
Humanities and Social Sciences