Criminology asks important questions about crime and society. How do we define crime? What are the causes of crime? What makes someone commit a criminal act and, by knowing this, can we prevent future crimes? Abertay's BA (Hons) Criminology provides you with a strong foundation for a range of careers, including policing, the prison service, criminal justice policy and practice, probation and victim support. Learn from research-active staff with expertise in policing, ethnicity, migration, youth crime, media representations, protest and theory. In year 4, you can choose to undertake a community work placement. Some students have gone on to be offered full-time jobs with their work placement employers after graduation.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
3 September 2018
Core modules (subject to change over time) - Crime & Punishment; Classical Social Theory; Criminal Justice Processes; Theories of Crime & Deviance; Contemporary Criminological Theory; Police, Policing & Police work; Researching Society; Penal Institutions; Sociology Honours Project and Contemporary Issues in Criminological Research. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Criminal Law & Evidence; History & Social Change; Contemporary Social Issues; Controlling Crime; Introduction to Law; News, Truth & Power; The Social Construction of Surveillance & Cyber Crime; Sociology of Gender; Race, Ethnicity & Migration; Death, Killing & Conflict; Propaganda, PR & Misinformation; Screening Crime: From Detectives to Serial Killers; Political Sociology; Community Links; Policing & Criminal Justice in the 21st Century and Human Rights.
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.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Abertay Campus|
The following entry points are available for this course:
|A level||BCC||To include a literate subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||
Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care (Health Sciences)
Health & Social Care (Health Studies)
Health & Social Care (Social Care)
Public Services (Non-Uniformed)
Public Services (Uniformed)
Travel & Tourism
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||To include a literate subject|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||To include a literate subject at S5 or H4|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H3, H3, H3||To include a literate subject|
Applicants should have:-
National 5/GCSE English at grade C/4
National 4 Maths or Lifeskills 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
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|