Criminology and Social Policy

Criminology and Social Policy

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,100
Domestic tuition: £1,820

Program overview

In Semesters 1-4, you’re required to take the following core modules: Social Differentiation - the effects that gender, age, ethnicity and status have on the way people are treated in different societies. Social Problems - contemporary social issues and policy responses, including crime, white collar crime and immigration crime. Understanding Social Policy - historical and theoretical perspectives on social policy analysis, including crime policy. The Development of Social Theory – an introduction to a range of social, particularly sociological, theoretical perspectives. Crime and Criminal Justice - the architecture of the criminal justice system, and evidence and explanations for crime and offending. You’ll also be able to choose three additional modules in any subject in semesters 1-4. In Semesters 5-8, you’ll take two core modules: Research Process is split into two modules. The first is an introduction to a range of research methods and a number of issues relating to the exploration of the social world. The second will give you a deeper understanding of research methods in sociology and social policy. You’ll also choose four advanced option modules, which could include: Crimes of the Powerful; Ageing; the Sociology of Childhood; Global Markets and Crime; Race and Ethnicity; and Gender, Crime and Justice. Final-year Honours students will undertake a research dissertation.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
SQA Higher: ABBB or equivalents Foreign school leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill; Pearson Test of English 54 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component; IBT TOEFL 80 with no subtest less than 17.

Career opportunities

Criminology and Social Policy degree provides you with an excellent academic base if you’re considering careers in areas such as: the police social work prison service the civil service human rights agencies regulatory fields charitable foundations marketing or lobby groups This course covers a diverse range of topics and will equip you with a wide range of skills. The previous graduates have gone on to work in the public, private and third sectors, including careers in: social services education market research policy analysis human resources charity fundraising

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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