Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Crime and criminal justice are the source of much public concern, fear and fascination. Generating ongoing controversy and debate, crime and criminal justice policy remain pressing issues within media, government and local communities. Yet the mix of factors that contribute to crime and the range of strategies for addressing crime are increasingly complex.

Studying this course at Birkbeck will provide you with the skills necessary to understand and assess the dilemmas of crime and justice in contemporary society. You will develop your ability to critically engage in key debates within the field, and gain the tools necessary to understand the social, political, economic and cultural contexts of crime, justice, security and disorder.

This course not only explores the worlds of prisons, courts, probation and the police, but grapples with broader social questions about order, regulation, surveillance and control.

Highlights

- The School of Law is an internationally recognised centre for critical approaches to law and criminology, with research-active academics whose work challenges traditional understanding of crime and criminal justice and who are commited to interdisciplinary, socially-engaged research.

- The School is also home to the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) which carries out multidisciplinary research into crime and the criminal justice system. ICPR also publishes the World Prison Brief, a unique database that provides free access to information about prison systems throughout the world.

- Dedicated academic skills workshops are run at Birkbeck by our Learning Development Tutor, who can advise on essay writing, time-management, efficient reading and note-making, giving presentations and participating in seminars.

- In the 2017 National Student Survey, 100% of Birkbeck BSc Criminology students said that they were satisfied overall, with 96% of students satisfied with the teaching on their course.

- We are among the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top three in London in the Times Higher Education 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings, while our research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality.

- Read about Birkbeck research that tackles the big issues and 'real world' questions facing law makers.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:

10/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £13,675 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £6,935 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £6,935 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £10,275 Overseas Fees