Why study Abertay's BA (Hons) in Criminology?
Students of criminology will explore a fascinating blend of social science, sociology and law, learning from Abertay’s research-active staff to examine the nature of law making and the various influences on how society is ‘policed’.
This course scored nearly 90% for Teaching and Learning Resources in the 2020 National Student Survey.
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 programme, 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.
Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it:
- Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 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.