London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Law

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Course summary

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. More about this course 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. You’ll have access to our very own mock courtroom, where you’ll get a feel for a legal environment and find out how courtrooms across the country are run. We’ll also provide you with detailed knowledge and understanding of legal rules and their contexts, and support you in developing general skills such as independent research, critical judgement, debating, communication and teamwork. These skills will prepare you for the world of work and a range of careers. Our excellent London location means that MPs, visiting professors, successful graduates and representatives from legal organisations 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, Commercial Law LLB or Law (with International Relations) LLB course if you’re interested in a qualifying law degree.

Course details

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include: English Legal System; Criminal Law 1; Administrative Law; Legal Method; Introduction Criminological Theory; Introduction to the Criminal Justice Systems. Year 2 modules include: Criminal Law 2; Legal Research Methods; Law of Evidence; Measuring and Interpreting Crime; Youth, Resistance and Social Control; Perspectives on Policing; Crime, Media and Technology; Youth, Crime and Violence; Extension of knowledge module. Year 3 modules include: Law Extended Essay; Criminology Work Experience; Criminological Research Practice; Criminology Project; Civil Liberties and Human Rights; Crime Control and Penology; Gender and Sexuality; Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime; Penal Policy; Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism.

Assessment method

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


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4000 Module
International £4000 Module
Channel Islands £4000 Module
Republic of Ireland £4000 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Criminology and Law at London Metropolitan University - UCAS