BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Policy

Take this Criminology degree to learn about the issues surrounding crime and social policy. Find out why we’re rated 1st in Scotland and 3rd in UK for Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2021).

Criminology and Social Policy

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021, January 2022, September 2022, January 2023
  • Duration 36 months or 48 months
  • Mode of study Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code LL64
  • Study abroad opportunities

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Taught by experts in their field, our course is informed by the latest developments in social research.

You’ll discover how to assess the issues surrounding crime and social problems. We’ll help you answer questions such as: how does society work, how are crime and other social problems situated in society, and how do different cultures understand these problems? What can we learn from the success of social policies in other countries?

Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Policy degree provides an international approach to help you understand a wide range of social issues, including crime and criminal justice, inequality and welfare, race, immigration, disability, addictions, youth and ageing. We’ll give you the skills to research, analyse and assess the key issues for yourself. You’ll also benefit from our strong research links with on-campus organisations such as the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research, the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, and the Dementia Centre.

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