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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Sighthill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The course is informed by staff’s own research in the field of criminology and criminal justice.

Overview

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

As an interdisciplinary social science subject, criminology 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.

Course details

During the four year course, you will develop a clear understanding of the key disciplines which will inform your criminological studies, such as sociology, psychology and history. You will also develop your skills in research methods, including collecting and analysing both quantitative and qualitative data, and will have an understanding of the ethical issues in criminological research.

As you progress through the course, you will gain theoretical knowledge of key criminological theories, issues in crime control and punishment, as well as specific forms of crime such as violence. You will also have the opportunity to study a number of optional modules, giving you further insight into the interdisciplinary nature of criminology. You will put this knowledge and your understanding of research methodologies into practice in your final year by conducting and writing up your Honours Project.

Career opportunities include:

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

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

Edinburgh Napier University

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 102 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    158 80%

    8th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    58th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    17th

    24

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