Introduction to Criminology with Cybersecurity

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This new programme will cover various aspects of Criminology as well as SQA's National Progression Award in Cybersecurity. The course is aimed at those with a keen interest in studying crime and in how we can develop technical strategies to mitigate against the fast-growing economic and social problem that is Cybersecurity.

This course is the first of its kind being offered in Scotland and offers students a unique opportunity to study one of the fastest growing industries in the world.



This is an entry-level programme. A minimum of two National 4’s or another relevant NQ programme would be preferred. All applications will be considered.


Subjects will include:

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Data Security
  • Criminology: Crime Scenes
  • Psychology: Individual Behaviour
  • Modern Policing
  • Digital Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Communication 

The course is therefore an interesting mixture of Criminology, Psychology, Communication and three Computing units.

Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: