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London Metropolitan University

Criminology

UCAS Code: M930

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (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
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Criminology

**Why study this course?**

London has played a leading role in shaping the modern world's understanding of the origins of criminal behaviour. Our honours degree in criminology will allow you to gain a wider understanding of this hotly debated political and social issue, with an opportunity to specialise later on in your degree.

During your time at London Met you’ll be taught by leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of policing and probation. Our staff are research active and their teaching is informed by current specialist research. Their expertise will afford you the opportunity to learn about front line elements of criminological practice.

**More about this course**

Our Criminology BSc (Hons) course will delve into the causes and effects of crime and criminal behaviour. It will develop your understanding of criminological theories in the context of specialist areas including organised crime, youth violence, terrorism and security. You’ll also look in-depth at the criminal justice system including the police, judiciary and prisons, examining the concepts of justice and sentencing.

This degree will give you a strong grasp of research methods used in criminal investigations and expose you to social, political, ethical and historical aspects of criminology. Through optional modules in your second and third year, you'll begin to specialise in areas including technology and media, victims of crime, counter-terrorism, gender and sexuality.

We employ an innovative approach to learning via professionally-focused academic study. You’ll receive opportunities for work-based learning that will prepare you for the challenges of a career in the fields of criminology, policing and justice. We’ll support you to grow both professionally and academically through workshops and seminars that will foster interaction between you and our lecturers, as well as one-to-one study support with our academic mentor and final year student success coaches.

**What our students say**

"After I graduate I would like to be a police inspector for the Met. I chose this course because it is specifically related to crime and criminal investigation. I have found it really interesting so far it is giving us a wide perspective on criminology and a good understanding of what I can expect from a career in this field. The lecturers have been friendly, helpful and approachable. In the first year, we visited Marylebone Road Magistrates Court to observe how hearings are presented and what goes on that was a really interesting assignment. I also did some mentoring at HM Prison Holloway (the women's prison), where I was finding ways to help women integrate back into society."
Mafalda Guerra

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Cultures, Identity and Difference (core, 30 credits)
Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)
Introduction to Policing (core, 30 credits)
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (core, 30 credits)
Researching Crime and Deviance (core, 30 credits)
Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Crime in Context (core, 30 credits)
Measuring and Interpreting Crime (core, 30 credits)
Perspectives on Policing (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 Project (core, 30 credits)
Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (core, 30 credits)
Criminology Work Placement (option, 15 credits)
Criminology of Pleasure (option, 15 credits)
Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)
Secrecy and Power, the FBI 1909-1972 (option, 15 credits)
Serious and Serial Offenders (option, 15 credits)
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (option, 15 credits)
Victims and Crime (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through essays, seen and unseen examinations, research projects and a final dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
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.

77%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

81%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Criminology

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