NPA Criminology Level 5

Attendance PatternDurationLocation SCQF LevelYear Group

Wednesday 2-4pm and Friday 9-11am

One Year

UHI Perth


 S4 or S5


About this course content

About this course

About this course

It is easy to see that the study of Criminology has increased with the growing fascination we have for trying to understand criminal activity. Even in popular culture crime shows have evolved from car chases and shoot up to the forensic analysis of solving crime. Are you inspired by Criminal Minds, CSI or The Making of a Murderer? Criminology might just be the direction for you!

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Course content

Course content

Crime in the Community: Understanding the crime around us, the way the media present it and what is happening to stop it?

The History and Development of Criminology: Understanding why we learn about crime and criminality.

Crime Scenes: Students will evaluate how to process the scene of a crime, collating not only the physical evidence, but the psychological evidence too. Who committed this crime? It’s all there, in front of you!

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Preferably two National 4 qualifications in related discipline e.g. Modern Studies, English; History.

Prospective students without the standard entry requirements would be encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Entry and applications are through Guidance Teachers at each secondary school offering the NPA programme/course as part of their provision.

You will be invited to an interview.

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Course progression

Course progression

PDA Criminology L6, NC Social Sciences and onwards to a Criminology degree.