London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

In this degree you'll explore the fundamentals of criminological theory, youth work and social problems in order to discover the relationship between youth and crime. Our teaching staff have the professional experience necessary to help you learn this specialist knowledge. A work placement is also available to give you hands'on experience and skills. Successfully complete the course and you could enter a career in the Criminal Justice System, the National Probation Service, the Youth Justice Board, welfare rights and another profession surrounding youth crime.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: introduction to criminological theory; researching crime and deviance; youth work and youth in society; social problems and social issues. Year 2 topics include: measuring and interpreting crime; working with children and young people; crime in context; perspectives on policing; racism and ethnicity; crime, media and technology; partnership working; youth, crime and violence; extension of knowledge module. Year 3 topics include: crime control and penology; criminology and youth studies project; childhood, youth and education; justice, punishment and social control; serious and serial offenders; the criminology of pleasure; analysing popular music; work'based learning placement; terrorism and counter'terrorism.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 114
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific