Criminology and Law BA (Full-time)London Metropolitan University
Criminology and Law BA (Full-time)
Why study this course?
On our joint honours Criminology and Law BSc degree, you’ll learn about British and European Union law, as well as 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.
Crime continues to be a central focus of public concern and political debate, particularly in global cities such as London. This specialist course will delve into the causes and effects of crime and criminal behaviour. It will also explore the criminal justice system, including the police, judiciary and prisons, examining the concept of justice and sentencing.
The course is delivered through a range of teaching methods including formal lectures, seminars, workshops, project-based research activity and individual tutorials. There’s an emphasis on the link between teaching, practice and research. A number of staff in our criminology and law subject areas are active researchers and their research findings often provide the basis for teaching on the course. Lecturers have published articles on a range of topics including gang culture, international organised crime, cybercrime, child protection and the probation service.
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In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- A minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
- GCSE English at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Criminology (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) or Social Sciences and Humanities (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Criminal Law
- Introduction to Criminological Theory
- Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
- Legal System
- Measuring and Interpreting Crime
- Public Law
- Crime, Media and Technology
- Law of Evidence
- Perspectives on Policing
- Youth, Crime and Violence
- Youth, Resistance and Social Control
- Civil Liberties and Human Rights
- Crime Control and Penology
- Criminological Research Practice
- Criminology Project
- Criminology Work Experience
- Law Extended Essay
- Gender and Sexuality
- Penal Policy
- Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime
- Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
Modules and module details are subject to change over time
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
How much you pay in tuition fees depends on which country you come from and whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Please visit the course page on university website for fee information particular to that course.
Graduates have gone on to careers in the police service, the probation service and other areas of the criminal justice system as well as undertaking further professional training in the legal field. The program is also excellent preparation for further study. The analytical, methodological and legal skills acquired on successful completion provide a strong grounding for development within many different careers.
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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