48 months
14170 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminology (Hons) course at the Edinburgh Napier University is informed by staff’s own research in the field of criminology and criminal justice.

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Criminology is the study of crime, explanations for crime and social reactions to crime.

As an interdisciplinary social science subject, Criminology (Hons) at the Edinburgh Napier University  draws on a range of perspectives, for example sociology, psychology and law.

Criminology aims to go beyond our common-sense assumptions and explore the complex and contentious nature of crime and criminal justice.

Short work placements are available on this course on a competitive basis through the 'Microplacements' scheme.

How you’ll be taught

The BA (Hons) Criminology programme takes an innovative approach to learning and teaching. Your lectures and tutorials will include activities such as debates, group discussions, presentations and case study analysis. Your lecturers will bring topics to life by drawing on their own diverse experiences of conducting research in Criminology and Social Sciences. There is also a high level of independent study in the programme.

Career opportunities include:

  • Local or national government
  • Voluntary sector
  • Policing
  • Offender supervision
  • Youth justice and youth work

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary British History
  • Understanding Social Science Research
  • Understanding Social Change
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Quantitative Research Methods Criminological Theory
  • Youth, Crime & Deviance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Standard Entry Requirement

  • ABBB including English or Literary subject*
  • National 5 C in Maths.

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

  • BBBC/ ABCC including English or Literary subject* at grade C
  • National 5 grade C in Maths.

A Level

  • BCC including English or a Literary subject*
  • GCSE grade C/4 in Maths.

Irish Leaving Certificate

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

  • Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Award of Diploma with 29 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 5 including English or a Literary subject* at minimum grade 5.
  • Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications. Specific entry requirements by country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14170 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250
  • Overseas and EU £14,170

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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