London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

London has played a leading role in shaping the modern world's understanding of the origins of and responses to criminal behaviour. Our criminology degree will allow you to gain a wider understanding of this hotly debated political issue. Specialist areas include youth violence and gangs, organised crime, and terrorism and security.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: introduction to criminological theory; introduction to the criminal justice system; introduction to policing; researching crime and deviance. Year 2 topics include: crime in context; measuring and interpreting crime; perspectives on policing; crime, media and technology; youth, crime and violence; extension of knowledge module. Year 3 topics include: criminology project; crime control and penology; justice, punishment and social control; serious and serial offenders; the criminology of pleasure; terrorism and counter'terrorism; criminology work placement.

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