London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This degree gives you the opportunity to be taught by research active academics whose work is nationally and internationally recognised and informs the course curriculum. You'll be encouraged to undertake your own research from which you'll gain invaluable experience of social scientific research methods.

Course Modules

Year 1: deconstructing the crime problem; criminal justice, politics and policy; issues in crime; introduction to criminological theory; legal skills, legal study, legal system; public law. Year 2; social research skills 1; social research skills 2; issues in contemporary policing; penal theory, policy and practice; criminal law 1; criminal law 2 and the law of criminal evidence. Year 3: crime, criminology and modernity; gender, crime and justice; dissertation in criminology: research or work placement (double module). One option module from: criminal litigation; civil rights; civil rights and the state; European human rights; international protection of human rights.

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

26% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 47%

Total Coursework: 52%

Total Practical: 2%

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

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