Our Criminology and Sociology degree covers everything from addiction and criminalisation to human rights and death. You'll study society from every angle.
This thought-provoking degree develops your critical understanding of crime, human behaviour and the social organisation of society. You'll learn how to think critically about how people engage and interact with the world around them as you study topics such as crime and criminalisation, social justice and the politics of everyday life.
This course will put you at the forefront of the critical social debates defining the 21st century, from dealing with crime and addiction to the social impact of climate change.
You’ll receive a strong grounding in theory and research methods, along with training in specialist data-analysis software. This degree helps to develop your critical thinking skills which enhances your employability, opening up a wide variety of career options.
This is a flexible degree. For the first two years, everyone studies the same curriculum. In years three and four our academics help you explore areas such as:
- Gender, crime and victimology.
- Race and ethnicity.
- The process of criminalisation.
- Human rights and politics.
After the first two years of study, you can choose to specialise in other areas or carry on studying this pathway. See more in the 'How the Course Works' section below.
You will receive a strong grounding in theory and research methods, along with training in specialist data-analysis software. This degree equips you to succeed in developing your critical thinking skills and enhancing your employability, opening up a wide variety of career options.
Our Criminology degree scored 85% for Teaching and Learning Resources in the 2020 National Student Survey. Plus, Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't just take our word for it:
- UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
- UK Top 10 for Student Satisfaction & Teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021).
- UK Top 10 for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020).