Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice is a research-led programme taught by internationally recognised academics whose research contributes to, and challenges, traditional crime and criminal justice studies.

Led by principles of social and racial justice, the programme focuses on contemporary social problems, from prison abolition, migration and deportation and social welfare, to gendered violence, terrorism and drugs.

Our students learn about real-world events through focus on national and international criminal justice policy, institutions and practices. They also think about the people who make, and those who are subjected to, these systems and processes. Topics are theoretically informed, drawing on political economy, feminist, critical race and queer theory.

The programme provides a solid grounding in key criminology topics, methods and theories. Themes range from punishment, policing, security and surveillance to organised, corporate and state crime. Our students have access to a wide range of module options as they progress through the programme, including courses in the Department of Law.

The course is also available for part-time evening study over four years.

**HIGHLIGHTS**

- 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.

- 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.

- Dedicated academic skills workshops are run by our Learning Development Tutors, who can advise on a range of study skills.

- We understand that our students want to make a change through higher education. You can participate in our year-round Criminology Careers Events: Work for Criminal Justice, Work for Social Justice. You can achieve support from Birkbeck alumni through our Mentoring Pathways scheme.

- You can hear from scholars within and beyond Birkbeck including the esteemed Annual Criminology Lecture, Law on Trial events week and our Criminology Research Seminars. These showcase prominent academics carrying out path-breaking research on crime, criminal justice and related themes.

- You may be eligible for the Birkbeck cash bursary scheme to assist with the costs of study, such as purchasing books, printing and travelling to classes. Cash bursaries do not have to be paid back.

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) £14,000 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) £10,500 Overseas Fees