London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The course provides you with a foundation for understanding and engaging in current debates about the problem of crime, criminal justice policy and the place of crime in contemporary society. What factors affect crime in society? What is a deviant? What are the effects of crime on our world? This course takes you through the interwoven world of criminological theory and society.

Course Modules

Year 1: deconstructing the crime problem; criminal justice, politics and policy; issues in crime; introduction to criminological theory; issues in contemporary sociology; researching social life. Year 2: social research skills 1; social research skills 2; issues in contemporary policing; penal theory, policy and practice. Plus two optional modules from: crime, disorder and community safety; youth, crime and delinquency; media, politics and crime; introduction to the workplace. Year 3: crime, criminology and modernity; gender, crime and justice; dissertation ' research or work placement (double module). Plus two optional modules from: drugs and crime; green criminology; the European Union in the twenty first century: security and crime; genocide in the twentieth century; work placement.

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

25% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 26%

Total Coursework: 71%

Total Practical: 3%

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

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