London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Learn about British and European Union law, and the methodological and theoretical tools that criminological practitioners use. This is an ideal degree for those looking to work in a range of roles within the Criminal Justice System or in sectors where a broad knowledge of the law is useful.

In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

Crime continues to be a central focus of public concern and political debate, particularly in world cities such as London. This specialist course will delve into the causes and effects of crime and criminal behaviour, and explore the criminal justice system, including the police, judiciary and prisons, examining the concept of justice and sentencing. You'll learn about British and European Union law, and the methodological and theoretical tools that criminological practitioners use.

The course is delivered through a range of pedagogic methods including formal lectures, seminars, workshops, project'based research activity and, where necessary, individual tutorials. There’s an emphasis on the link between teaching, practice and research. A number of the staff in our criminology and law subject areas are active researchers, and their research findings often provide the basis for teaching and learning on the course modules. The teaching staff have published articles on a range of topics including gang culture, international organised crime, cybercrime, child protection and the probation service.

Our Criminology and Law BA (Hons) degree course integrates face'to'face engagement with online learning. You’ll have access to our very own mock courtroom. We provide detailed knowledge and understanding of legal rules and their contexts as well as developing general skills such as independent research, critical judgement and debating, communication and teamwork, which will prepare you for the world of work and a range of careers.

Our excellent London location means that MPs, visiting professors, successful graduates, as well as representatives from legal organisations and businesses are often guest speakers at London Met. Our location also provides easy access to London's many legal resources as well as a range of opportunities for voluntary work and work placement opportunities.

This is not a qualifying law degree for training for the legal professions. Please see our Law LLB, Business Law LLB or Law (with international Relations) LLB course if you’re interested in a qualifying law degree.

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Criminal Law (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)

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

Legal System (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Evidence and Advocacy (core, 30 credits)

Measuring and Interpreting Crime (core, 30 credits)

Public Law (core, 30 credits)

Crime in Context (option, 30 credits)

Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)

Perspectives on Policing (option, 30 credits)

Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)

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

Year 3 modules include:

Civil Liberties and Human Rights (core, 30 credits)

Crime Control and Penology (core, 30 credits)

Criminological Research Practice (alternative core, 15 credits)

Criminology and Law Project (alternative core, 30 credits)

Law Extended Essay (alternative core, 15 credits)

Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)

Penal Policy (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)

Work Placement for Professional Experience (option, 15 credits)

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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
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees