Criminology and Policing BA (Hons)

Why study Abertay's BA (Hons) in Criminology and Policing?Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Policing degree gives you an in-depth knowledge of modern policing. You’ll learn from both academics and real-world experiences, getting a genuine feel for real police work.

Our BA (Hons) Criminology and Policing degree gives you an in-depth knowledge of contemporary  policing and criminal justice. You’ll learn from both academics and invited speakers with real-world policing experience, getting a genuine feel for key issues related to police work.

In the first two years you concentrate on foundations of criminology and sociology. In years three and four you study the specific areas related to criminal justice and policing, such as:

  • Criminal investigation and policing in practice.
  • Cybercrime and policing technology.
  • Drugs, addiction and society.
  • Gender, crime and victimology.
  • The sociology of race and ethnicity.

If you are keen to work for the police, you have the opportunity to apply to be a special constable. This experience puts you in a great position to pursue a career in the police force or to work in the police service after graduation.

We place a strong emphasis on developing your research skills, which are highly valued in the workplace. Whether it's collaboration, assessing evidence, writing reports, researching or completing project work, your criminology studies will make you extremely employable.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration
L311 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

Please note: All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 English grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent. National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. National 5 Lifeskill Maths/Applications of Maths/National 4 Maths/National 4 Lifeskill Maths or Chemistry, Biology or Physics IS accepted in lieu of Maths. GCSE Maths or Numerate subject such as Science, Biology, Chemistry at grade C/4.

Below are the literate subjects we accept for entry on this course:

One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology

If there is a subject that does not appear, please contact our Admissions Office ( who will be able to confirm whether or not it would be considered for entry.

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