London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Leading academics 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.

**More about this course**

With the London Met Criminology and Sociology BSc course, you’ll be ready to question the social meaning of crime and help the individuals affected by it.

Explore the relationship between crime, race, gender, wealth and society to build the skills you need to undertake effective social and criminological research. Contemporary examples and case studies make you aware of the latest challenges faced by society and the innovative ways to deal with them.

London Metropolitan University’s criminology and sociology lecturers have the professional experience, expert insight and leading published works to help you progress through your course. Substantial student support and access to staff is guaranteed so that you can focus on your studies and get all your academic questions answered.

Course highlights include field work opportunities in mentoring, charity and third sector placements as well as a final year dissertation where you can create a unique piece of research in the field that interests you most, helping you to stand out when awarded your degree.

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Criminology, Policing and Law Extended Degree (including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons).

**What our students say**

“Lecturers are always willing to talk and give advice about work, even out of office hours. They are so passionate about their subject, it helps me to learn and write essays confidently. Overall, the support I received from the lecturers has made me confident in my subject and hopeful for a bright future in my chosen career. I feel equipped to leave this year and go out in the real world.”

National Student Survey

"The lecturers are always there to help. I love the fact that the lecturers have practical and professional experience in the field that they are teaching us."

National Student Survey

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Cultures, Identity and Difference (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (core, 30 credits)

Researching Crime and Deviance (core, 30 credits)

Social Problems and Social Issues (core, 30 credits)

Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Measuring and Interpreting Crime (core, 30 credits)

Self and Society (core, 30 credits)

Crime in Context (alternative core, 30 credits)

Perspectives on Policing (alternative core, 30 credits)

Racism and Ethnicity (alternative core, 30 credits)

Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)

Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)

Youth, Resistance and Social Control (option, 30 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

Crime Control and Penology (core, 30 credits)

Criminology and Sociology Project (core, 30 credits)

Living Theory (core, 30 credits)

Criminological Research Practice (option, 15 credits)

Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)

Human Rights and Conflict (option, 15 credits)

Political Sociology (option, 15 credits)

Serious and Serial Offenders (option, 15 credits)

Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (option, 30 credits)

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (option, 15 credits)

Victims and Crime (option, 15 credits)

Start Date:


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
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 European Fees