UCAS Code LM39
Learn how to ‘think like a criminologist’, alongside the theory and methods of social science. We’re ranked 1st in Scotland for Criminology and 3rd for Sociology (The Guardian University Guide 2020).
Choose our Criminology and Sociology degree and you’ll benefit from studying two closely related disciplines; with training both in criminology and the theory and methods of applied social science. Learn how to ‘think like a criminologist’ and apply criminology to the context of modern life, social diversity and inequalities in society. Criminologists are interested in how activities are defined as criminal, explanations for crime and social reactions to crime.
You’ll explore fascinating questions surrounding the criminal justice system, the social contexts of crime, and the relationship between behaviour and punishment. Why and how do people break the law? How can the criminal justice system define this, and how do we police, prosecute and punish people?
Our Criminology and Sociology course reflects the latest developments in social research and is taught by experts in their fields. We’re ranked 1st in Scotland for Criminology and 3rd in Scotland for Sociology (The Guardian University Guide 2020).