London South Bank University

Course Introduction

If you are intersted in trying to understand the causes of crime and its impact on society then this is the right course for you.Criminology is directly related to a vast industry which attempts to limit the amount of crime and help its victims and offenders. This, paired with psychology which attempts to understand, explain and predict human behaviour ensures you to be a very employable graduate in many sectors.

Course Modules

Year 1: Deconstructing the crime problem; criminal justice, politics and policy; issues in crime; introduction to criminological theory; introducing psychological approaches; exploring psychological approaches. Year 2: Social research skills I; social research skills II; issues in contemporary policing; penal theory, policy and practice; psychology of feelings; psychology of behaviour with others. Year 3: Crime, criminology and modernity; gender, crime and justice; dissertation in criminology: research or work placement (double module). Plus 2 optional modules from a range of psychology modules.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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55% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 5
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 30
Unknown 15

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 32%

Total Coursework: 67%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation