Criminology and Sociology

Criminology and Sociology

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’ll take the following core modules: Social Differentiation - the effects that differences in gender, age, ethnicity and status have on the way in which 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 Classical and Contemporary Social Theory Crime and Criminal Justice - the architecture of the criminal justice system, and evidence on, and explanations for, crime and offending. You’ll also take two additional modules in any subject in semesters 1-4. In Semesters 5-8, you’ll take two core modules: The 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. In the second, you’ll gain a deeper practical and theoretical understanding of research methods in sociology and social policy. You’ll also choose four advanced option modules, which could include: Global Markets and Crime; Crimes of the Powerful; Punishment and Society; Criminological Theories in Context; or Gender, Crime and Justice. When you reach your final year of the Honours degree, you’ll 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

As a Criminology and Sociology graduate, you’ll leave with the critical thinking, analytical and communication skills that are valued by many employers throughout the private, public and voluntary sectors. Also you’ll have the perfect training required for jobs related to crime, justice and welfare, such as a probation officer, police officer, youth worker and community development worker.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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