Education Information

Abby Whitmarsh attended Peter Symonds College where she achieved a distinction in an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences).  While studying for the diploma Abby Whitmarsh also received ‘Best Psychology Student’ Award.

After completing college Abby Whitmarsh applied to the University of Southampton to study Criminology.  Abby Whitmarsh successfully graduated in the summer of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Abby Whitmarsh is currently studying for an iPhD at the Web Science DTC at the University of Southampton.

University of Southampton
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Web Science
2013 – 2017 (expected)

University of Southampton
Master’s degree, Web Science
2012 – 2013 (expected)

University of Southampton
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Applied Social Sciences – Criminology
2009 – 2012
– Introduction to Criminology
– The Sociology of Everyday Life
– Social Problems and Social Policy
– Analysing Social Policy
– Social Science Perspectives
– The Making of Psychology
– Foundations in Social Theory
– Introduction to Quantitative Methods
– Cosmology, Ritual and Belief
– Perspectives in Criminology
– Crime, Social Change and Society
– Youth, Crime and Society
– Gender and Society
– Research Skills
– Social Theory
– Research Methods in Social Science
– Sexuality and Intimacy
– Penology
– Issues in Law Enforcement and Control
– Global Crime and Justice
– Social Policy in Practice
– Multivariate Data Analysis
– Dissertation – ‘Women, Crime and Poverty in Victorian Andover’ – In depth research into the lives of women who came before the courts in Victorian Andover. Research was conducted using details from the decennial census and court reports from the local Newspaper.

Peter Symonds College
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Sciences), Distinction
2008 – 2009
– Sociology (Distinction)
– Psychology (Distinction)
– Received ‘Best Psychology Student’ Award.


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