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We are in the top 25 UK modern universities for Psychology in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.


All our lecturers either have PhDs in this exciting field, hold or are working towards fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or are Chartered Phycologists.


Our BSc (Hons) Policing & Criminology explores social, political and economic factors that impact on policing and crime, which will give you the competitive edge if you want to become a police officer.

Be ready

We know what will help you get where you want to be.

We are the only Scottish university with a Policing degree; we offer you the opportunity to study abroad; and all courses are informed by our staff’s own research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice, social sciences and psychology. This includes areas such as health and illness, gender and migration, face recognition, jury decision making, policing, imprisonment, victimisation and restorative justice.

You can study a range of modules in applied areas of psychology (such as forensic psychology, counselling psychology and work psychology), as well as core areas that add to the richness and relevance of the course in today’s world.

Use the dropdown menu to select your preferred course level.

  • Criminology" class="text-underline">Full-time
  • Policing & Criminology" class="text-underline">Full-time
  • Psychology" class="text-underline">Full-time
  • Psychology with Sociology" class="text-underline">Full-time
  • Social Sciences" class="text-underline">Full-time
  • Applied Criminology & Forensic Psychology" class="text-underline">Full-time | " class="text-underline">Part-time
  • Applied Forensic Psychology" class="text-underline">Full-time
  • Applied Social Research" class="text-underline" target="|Custom">Full-time
  • Blended and Online Education" class="text-underline">Distance learning
  • Careers svg icon Careers
    • Police Officer
    • Prison Officer
    • Social Worker (after further PG study)
    • Youth Worker
    • International Development Consultant
    • Pollster
    • Counsellor (after further PG study)
    • Forensic Psychologist (after further PG study)
    • Social Researcher
    • Specialist and investigative journalism
    • Policy Analyst
    • Marketing Insight Manager
    • Human Resources Officer
    • Third Sector Worker
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    Placements svg icon PLACEMENTS

    Nothing beats hands-on experience. It helps you put theory into practice. Our Policing & Criminology course gives you the opportunity to get involved with the Special Constabulary.

    All of our courses offer you the chance to join the ‘Getting Inside’ work shadowing scheme, and there is an optional module on volunteering and employability skills.

    Study Abroad svg icon STUDY ABROAD

    The Criminology and Social Sciences courses whisk you off to an International Summer school with institutions in the US. This gives you the opportunity to visit host institutions such as University of West Florida, and participate in a programme of activities including lectures and trips to criminal justice institutions.