London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Explore the social challenges of crime and its effects on the lives of victims and perpetrators. This joint undergraduate honours degree allows you to look in-depth at how issues surrounding class, gender, race and social policy influence criminal activity and victim support.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

Our Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) degree will equip you with the tools and understanding to analyse crime in a social context and support individuals affected by it.

During the course you’ll explore the relationship between crime, race, gender, wealth and society, while building the skills you’ll need to undertake effective social and criminological research. In our teaching we’ll employ contemporary case studies that will make you aware of the latest challenges faced by society and the innovative ways to deal with them.

This course is unique among other criminology programmes in the UK owing to its focus on youth crime and sociology. You’ll look at issues that influence violence and crime amongst the youth, including consumerism, music, technology and sub-cultures.

London Met’s criminology and sociology lecturers have the professional experience and expert insight to help you progress through your course. You’ll be guaranteed support and access your lecturers, allowing you to focus on your studies and get all your academic questions answered.

We’ll offer you the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement to give you the practical experience of working in the field. After graduation you’ll be ready for a career in the criminal justice system, the police, third sector organisations and more.

**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

Year 1 modules include:

Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)

Researching Crime and Deviance (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Social Problems (core, 30 credits)

Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)

January entry only:

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

Researching Social Life (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Criminological and Sociological Theory (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Social Problems (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Measuring and Interpreting Crime (core, 30 credits)

Self and Society (core, 30 credits)

Crime in Context (alternative core, 30 credits)

Sociology of Everyday Life (alternative core, 15 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, 15 credits)

Extension of Knowledge (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Criminology Work Experience (option, 15 credits)

Criminology Projects (option, 30 credits)

Crime Control and Penology (alt-core, 30 credits)

Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (alt-core, 30 credits)

Living Theory (alt-core, 30 credits)

Gender and Sexuality (alt-core, 30 credits)

Serious and Serial Offenders (option, 15 credits)

Victims and Crime (option, 15 credits)

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (option, 15 credits)

Human Rights and Conflict (option, 15 credits)

Religion and the State (option, 15 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 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) £3,175 Overseas 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) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,700 Overseas Fees