Criminology is the study of crime, explanations for crime and social reactions to crime.
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
- Offender supervision
- Youth justice and youth work
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- Contemporary British History
- Understanding Social Science Research
- Understanding Social Change
- Behavioural Studies
- Quantitative Research Methods Criminological Theory
- Youth, Crime & Deviance
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesCriminal Law Forensic Science Criminology View 542 other Bachelors in Criminology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
- 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.
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International14170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14170 GBP per year during 48 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.