Criminology and Theology BA (Hons)

UCAS code L3CT

What is special about this course?

Joint honours programmes give you the opportunity to combine two subjects, which complement your interests or career goals. You will usually concentrate on both subjects equally.

This joint degree looks at the changing nature of crime and the social, political, historical and individual forces behind these changes, with specific focus on study and influence of the main disciplines of Christian theology. 

Special features

  • You will develop your research and methodological skills, which you can take with you into your future career
  • You can specialise in particular disciplines as you progress through your studies
  • You can study full-time or part-time to suit your personal circumstances
  • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

Entry to year one:

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade BBC or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade BC or above
  • At least two should be from the list of relevant academic subjects
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis

Advanced entry to year two:

  • HNC Social  Science (12 SCQF credits) with 3 additional SCQF credits at level 7, which is equivalent to 120 degree credit points, and at least grade C in the Graded Unit will be considered for direct entry to year two

Access routes

  • Any recognised Access to HE course

Year 1 - CertHE

You will study the following core modules:

 

Criminology

  • Introduction to criminological theory
  • Comparative institutions of justice
  • Foundations of research

Theology

  • Introduction to systematic theology

You will also choose one option module in theology from the following:

  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • The Pentateuch
  • Understanding worship

Plus one further option module from our range of humanities subjects.

 

Year 2 - DipHE

The core modules are:

 

Criminology

  • History of crime and punishment
  • Politics of policing
  • Practical research and analysis skills

Theology

  • Early church history

Plus two of the following:

  • Old Testament prophecy
  • Person and work of Christ
  • Pauline theology
  • Exploring other faiths

 

Year 3 - BA

You will study the following core modules:

Criminology

  • Psychology of criminal justice
  • Victimology
  • Gender, crime and justice

Theology

  • Theological project

Plus two from the following:

  • Christian spirituality: an overview
  • Hebrews
  • Scottish church history
  • Wisdom literature
  • Doctrine of God

Year 4 - BA (Hons)

You will complete a dissertation in criminology or theology. You will also study one option module from your chosen dissertation subject, plus three option modules from the other subject.

Criminology modules may include:

  • Restorative justice
  • The darker side of the internet
  • Understanding crime

Theology modules may include:

  • Christian ethics
  • Hermeneutics
  • The Holy Spirit and the word
  • Luke-Acts
  • Medieval church history
  • Psalms
  • Guided Reading

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will learn through a combination of video-conference lectures and tutorials and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 4 years @ 40 hours per week
  • Part-time (structured): 8 years @ 20 hours per week

Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.


Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Degrees2017-182018-19
Full-time (120 credit modules) per year £1,820 £1,820
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year £645 £645
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module) £215 £215

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:

  Level2017-182018-19
    Full-time Full-time
Year 1 CertHE £8,000 £9,000
Year 2 DipHE £8,000 £9,000
Year 3 Degree £8,000 £9,000
Year 4 Honours free* free*

*4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Part-time (per 20 credit module) -  £1,340 (2017-18) and £1,500 (2018-19).

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

  2017-18 2018-19
Full-time (120 credit modules) per year £10,500 £11,100
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year** £5,250 £5,550
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)** £1,750 £1,850

**There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

Further information on international course fees.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this degree you may consider postgraduate study or research. You will also have a wide range of employment opportunities in the commercial, statutory and voluntary sectors including:

  • Teaching
  • Social work
  • Community work 
  • Social policy and management
  • Policing
  • Churches, missionary societies and agencies

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