Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The School of Law is an internationally recognised centre for critical and interdisciplinary legal research. It is the home of Birkbeck Law Press and publishes Law and Critique: The International Journal of Critical Legal Thought. The School of Law is also home to the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) which carries out multidisciplinary research into crime and the criminal justice system. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

All years: Understanding crime; criminal justice process; sociology of crime; psychology of crime; theories of crime and criminal justice; critical skills and research methods; crime and law; advanced crime and law.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BSc (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BSc (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • IELTS 7.0
  • Interview
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff 120
  • Course specific

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12% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 8%

Total Coursework: 92%