BA (Hons) CriminologyAbertay University
BA (Hons) Criminology
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About this program
BA (Hons) Criminology
This degree delivers up-to-the-minute knowledge from experts at the leading-edge of their fields. It introduces you to key criminal issues and shapes your understanding of the relationship between crime, society, politics, the media and criminal justice policy.
Get set to have your understanding of crime, deviance and the criminal justice process challenged and developed. This is achieved through the study of sociological and criminological explanations for crime, and by exploring the ways in which crime is controlled and regulated in modern societies.
Later in the program, you’ll choose from an 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 to attend a relevant work environment outside of the university.
- All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent. National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. National 5 Lifeskill Maths is not accepted in lieu of Maths.
Subjects that are accepted for entry
- One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Crime and Punishment
- Contemporary Social Issues
- Criminal Justice Processes
- History and Social Change
- Criminological Theories 1: The Positive Criminal
- Classical Social Theory
- Criminalisation in the 21st Century
- Criminological Theories 2: Crime, Power & Social Change
- Crime Media and the State
- Gender & Crime
- Police, Policing and Policework
- Researching Society
- Penal Institutions
- Sociology Honours Project
- Contemporary Issues in Criminological Research
- Policing and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- Scottish Students: £1,820
- English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students: £9,250
- EU and International Students: £14,000
Award Title: BA (Hons)
Whether it's working in collaborative groups, assessing evidence, writing reports, acquiring skills in qualitative and quantitative research or completing project work, your studies will contribute towards your employability. Our work placement module enhances this advantage.
Upon graduation, you can pursue a number of career routes in the criminal justice profession, including policing, the prison service, social work and probation, and also in areas like community work and teaching.
Graduates may also apply for postgraduate study, most typically in social policy and social work, criminology, law and criminal justice policy, for which there is a great demand, particularly in Scotland.
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Abertay University, in Dundee, is the UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and a UK top 10 institution for both student satisfaction and teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021). Having...
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