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Criminology and Youth Studies BSc (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
January 2021
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

Program description

Criminology and Youth Studies BSc (Full-time)

Why study this course?

In this degree you'll explore the fundamentals of criminological theory, youth work and social problems in order to discover the relationship between youth and crime. Our teaching staff have the professional experience necessary to help you learn this specialist knowledge. A work placement is also available to give you hands-on experience and skills. Successfully complete the course and you could enter a career in the Criminal Justice System, the National Probation Service, the Youth Justice Board, welfare rights and another profession surrounding youth crime.

Learn the facts behind the headlines that portray young people negatively in their relation to crime, and prepare for a career path where you can make a difference. On this undergraduate course you'll gain an understanding of the relationship between youth work, social problems and media perspectives.

Current staff on this degree include ex-probation professionals and specialist researchers into youth crime. This means you'll receive high quality lectures and seminars from industry experts. With this level of academic training, you’ll be well prepared for specialist employment.

The work based learning placement will introduce you to the real world of youth crime, giving you valuable experience in preparation for your own career. It is this hands-on experience that will help you stand out when you complete your degree.

Admission requirements

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 don’t have traditional qualifications or can’t 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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Program content

  • Introduction to Criminological Theory
  • Introduction to Working with Young People
  • Introduction to criminological and sociological theory
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Researching Crime and Deviance
  • Researching Social Life
  • Social Problems and Social Issues
  • Measuring and Interpreting Crime
  • Youth, Resistance and Social Control
  • Crime in Context
  • Development for Employment
  • Perspectives on Policing
  • Racism and Ethnicity
  • Crime, Media and Technology
  • Youth, Crime and Violence
  • Criminology Project
  • Crime Control and Penology
  • Criminology Work Experience
  • Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Human Rights and Conflict
  • Religion and the State
  • Rethinking Childhood and Children's Lives in Education and Schooling
  • Serious and Serial Offenders
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • Victims and Crime

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.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £12,700 per year

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this undergraduate course offers you improved career opportunities in youth work and similar areas of the Criminal Justice System, the National Probation Service, the police, the Youth Justice Board, housing welfare, education, charitable institutions and more. Examples of our the roles our graduates have secured include Substance Misuse Officer and Sessional Play Service Coordinator. Others have gone on to work at Central Care and Sutton Mencap.

The degree is also excellent preparation if you want to pursue further research or study in universities, governmental bodies and private institutions. Through postgraduate study at London Met you can gain even further links with police forces through and John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety.

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London Metropolitan University

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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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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