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London Metropolitan University

Criminology and International Security

UCAS Code: L311

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points) in three or more A levels.

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:24,P:15

Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

A minimum of 114 UCAS points to include four passes (grade C) at higher level in a related subject.

UCAS Tariff

112
86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time day | 2020

Subject

Criminology

**Why study this course?**

Our Criminology and International Security BSc (Hons) degree will allow you to gain a wider understanding of criminology in an international context. Working with academics who are specialists in their field, you’ll examine the origins and responses to criminal behaviour.

This course differs from other criminology programmes in the School of Social Sciences as it focuses on criminology on an international scale. Our international links will provide you with opportunities to spend your second year semester abroad in Europe, USA or Japan.

**More about this course**

This undergraduate degree is taught by specialists in international relations, criminology and security, many of whom are internationally recognised for the quality of their work. Their teaching will be enriched by lectures from visiting practitioners, who will talk about their experience of working in the international security field and provide valuable career insight.

On our course you’ll critically assess current policies and practices related to national, as well as international crime control. You’ll also investigate how they affect international relations and politics. Optional modules will allow you to develop specialisms in fields that interest you, including international law and order, conflict resolution and contemporary issues in criminology.

Your employment prospects are central to every module, therefore in your second and final years, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a work placement module. In the past our students have completed placements within a wide range of institutions, such as aid agencies, think-tanks and embassies.

The University’s London location will afford you the opportunity to access a range of social and political institutions that will inform your study, such as the Royal Courts of Justice and the British Library. We’ll also organise a number of trips to non-governmental organisations, embassies and relevant government bodies, where you’ll learn how international security and diplomacy work in practice.

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)
Introduction to International Relations (core, 30 credits)
Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy since 1945 (core, 30 credits)
Researching Crime and Deviance (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy (core, 30 credits)
Crime in Context (core, 30 credits)
Peace and Conflict in Theory and Practice (core, 30 credits)
American Foreign Policy (option, 15 credits)
American Government (option, 15 credits)
Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)
Diplomacy Old and New (option, 30 credits)
Perspectives on Policing (option, 30 credits)
Politics of the Middle East (option, 15 credits)
Shifting Global Power (option, 30 credits)
The Politics of the European Union (option, 15 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

International Security in an Era of Globalisation (core, 30 credits)
Placement 1 Semester (core, 15 credits)
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (core, 15 credits)
Project 1 Semester (alternative core, 15 credits)
Project 1 Year (alternative core, 30 credits)
African Politics (option, 15 credits)
Conflict Resolution and Peace-building (option, 30 credits)
Human Rights and Conflict (option, 15 credits)
International Aid and Development (option, 30 credits)
Latin American Politics (option, 15 credits)
Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (option, 30 credits)
Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (option, 30 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through essays, exams, presentations, individual and group research projects, briefing papers, portfolios, reflective writing, and a final year dissertation or work placement.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Criminology and Sociology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Criminology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
29%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Criminology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£23k

£23k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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