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Criminology and Policing, BA (Hons)

Abertay University, the United Kingdom

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BA (Hons)Full-time4 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250 per yearGBP 14000 per year

About Criminology and Policing, BA (Hons) - at Abertay University

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.

Entry requirements

All courses at Abertay University are taught in English. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English language requirements. Accepted English language qualifications include:

IELTS - overall score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5

TOEFL - overall score of 78 (individual elements: L-17, R-18, S-20, W-17)

Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE - overall score of 169 on Cambridge Grading Scale

International Baccalaureate - English B at S5 or H4, English A no specific grade required

European Baccalaureate - English Language 1 at grade 6 or English Language 2 at grade 7

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English language if you are a national of certain countries. Please see English Language Requirements for the full list of accepted qualifications and further details.

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