University of East London

Course Introduction

Criminology and Law are a perfect fit, combining a social science approach to crime with an understanding of core legal principles and institutions.

You’ll learn about the causes and consequences of crime through a study of the current theories, issues and debates, backed by an understanding of the criminal justice system and its institutions and roles such as the police, courts, prisons and probation service.

And you’ll explore the inter-relationships between the law, individuals and society, studying how the law fits into the social, political and cultural context of the society we live in.

You should note that this very popular course does not provide exemption from the academic stage of qualifying as a solicitor or barrister. Please see our LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology if this interests you.

Course Modules

Year 1:

Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice (core)

Contemporary Issues of Youth Justice and Criminology (core)

The Legal System and Legal Methods (core)

Constitutional and Administrative Law (core)

Year 2:

Research Methods in Criminology (core)

Applied Criminology & Professional Practice (core)

Criminal Law (core)

Human Rights (core)

Year 3:

Project (option)

Global Illicit Drug Trafficking (optional)

Mentally-disordered Defendants & Suspects (optional)

Preventing and Correcting Offending Behaviour (optional)

Prison Studies (optional)

Terrorism Studies (optional)

Psychological Criminology (optional)

Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice (optional)

Youth Crime and Sub-culture (optional)

Work-based learning (optional)

Football Hooliganism (optional)

Surveillance, Technology and Society (optional)

Psychosocial Perspectives on Criminal Behaviour (optional)

Civil and Criminal Litigation (optional)

Client Practice (optional)

Evidence (optional)

Human Rights in the Developing World (optional)

Intellectual Property Law (optional)

Introduction to Islamic Law (optional)

Immigration Law (optional)

Law and Society in Africa (optional)

Media Law (optional)

Public International Law (optional)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees