Criminology at Abertay University - UCAS

Course summary

Gain a deeper understanding of how we define, classify and respond to crime, and why people commit crimes on this fascinating Criminology degree. Criminology is a social science examining the nature of law making and how society is 'policed'. You will study all aspects of crime, learning how it is controlled and regulated in modern societies. Criminology is a blend of social science, sociology and law, examining the nature of law making and how society is 'policed'. You will study all aspects of crime, learning how it is controlled and regulated in modern societies. This is a flexible degree. In the first two years you will concentrate on the fundamentals of criminology and sociology. In years three and four you will specialise, working with our academics to explore: Contemporary criminological theory. Crime, policing and police work. Penal institutions. Race and Human rights. We place a strong emphasis on developing your research skills, which are highly valued in the workplace. Whether it's collaboration, assessing evidence, writing reports, researching or completing project work, your criminology studies will make you extremely employable. After the first two years of study, you can choose to specialise in other areas or carry on studying this pathway. See more in the 'How the Course Works' section below. This course scored nearly 85% for Teaching and Learning Resources in the 2021 National Student Survey. Plus, Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't just take our word for it: The Times and Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2021 for Teaching Quality. Guardian University Guide 2020 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback. National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.


Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - CRM101 Crime & Punishment; SOC101 Contemporary Social Issues; LAW251 Introduction to Law; CRM103 Criminal Justice Processes; SOC102 History & Social Change; Abertay 101 Being Successful at Abertay. You are also required to select three MySuccess modules of your choosing. For detailed module information please check our website.

Assessment method

You’ll learn through a blend of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, online discussion forums, video screenings, guest speaker presentations, directed and private study, and student-focussed group work. Other assessment methods include supervised examinations, essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, project work, class and online tests, and reflective analyses. In your final year, you’ll design and produce a research project under the dedicated supervision of an academic staff member. Around one third of the course is assessed through examination, although the exact proportion depends on your module choices. Put simply, we aim to give you all the skills you need to move straight into a job or further study when you graduate.

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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 National 4 numerate subject such as Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics at grade C GCSE Maths or numerate subject such as Science, Biology, Chemistry at grade C/4 National 5 Maths/Applications of Maths/Lifeskills Maths at grade C Higher Applications of Maths at grade C accepted

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

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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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Criminology at Abertay University - UCAS