London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Leading academics and and current probation workers will help you gain the knowledge you need to understand the social challenges of crime and its effect on the lives of victims and perpetrators. Work placement opportunities are available to you throughout your three'year degree to give you the real life experience of working in the field. Once complete, you'll be ready for a career in the criminal justice system, the police, third sector organisations and more.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: introduction to criminological theory; researching crime and deviance; sociological imagination; social problems and social issues. Year 2 topics include: self and society; measuring and interpreting crime; crime in context; racism and ethnicity; perspectives on policing; global social divisions; crime, media and technology; environmental policy; youth, crime and violence; extension of knowledge module. Year 3 topics include: criminology and sociology project; sociology project; crime control and penology; living theory; justice, punishment and social control; serious and serial offenders; the criminology of pleasure; criminological research practice; terrorism and counter'terrorism; human rights and conflict; political sociology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
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