Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology

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Course summary

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Criminology covers a fascinating blend of social science, sociology and law to examine the nature of law making and the various influences on how society is ‘policed’. Abertay’s BA (Hons) Criminology is delivered within the School of Business, Law and Social Sciences. It provides up--to-the-minute knowledge from highly research-active staff who are experts in their fields. It introduce students to key criminal issues and shapes understanding of the relationship between crime, society, politics, the media and criminal justice policy. The degree challenges and develops understanding of crime, deviance and the criminal justice process. You will learn the sociological and criminological explanations for crime, and the ways in which crime is controlled and regulated in modern societies. The degree features 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. You will have the opportunity of an optional work placement in the final year. Abertay is ranked: • UK University of the Year 2021 - Teaching Quality (The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide) • UK Top 10 - Student Satisfaction & Teaching (Guardian Good University Guide 2021) • UK Top 10 - Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020)

Course details

Modules

Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - CRM101 Crime & Punishment; SOC101 Contemporary Social Issues; LAW251 Law; CRM103 Criminal Justice Processes; SOC102 History & Social Change. You are also required to select one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.

Assessment method

Students learn through an array of teaching modes including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, online discussion forums, video screenings, guest speaker presentations, directed and private study, and student-focussed group work. Students will be assessed through a number of methods including supervised examinations, essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, project work, class and online tests, trust-and-honour examinations and reflective analyses. A wide variety of assessments will be used throughout the duration of the degree, including essays, reports, critical reviews, case studies, examinations, presentations and a final year dissertation. Around one third of the course is assessed through examination, although the precise proportion will be dependent on your module choices.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M9M9
Institution code:
A30
Campus name:
Abertay Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Applicants should have:- National 5/GCSE English at grade C/4 National 4 Maths or Lifeskill Maths (Pass) or National 5 numerate subject such as Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics at C GCSE Maths or numerate subject such as Science, Biology, Chemistry at grade C/4

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/criminology/

Minimum Qualification Requirements

We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.

Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/criminology/


English language requirements

We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.

List of English Language Requirements

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/studying/informationforinternationalstudents/english-requirements/


Unistats information

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85%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

The International/EU fees will be £15,500 for the following courses:- BA (Hons) Computer Arts BA (Hons) Game Design and Production BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons) Computing BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking
Criminology at Abertay University - UCAS