London Metropolitan University

Criminology and Law London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

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

Year 1 modules include:

Legal System (core, 30 credits)
Criminal Law (core, 30 credits)
Introduction Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)
Introduction to the Justice Systems (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Law of Evidence (core, 30 credits)
Measuring and Interpreting Crime (core, 30 credits)
Public Law (core, 30 credits)
Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)
Perspectives on Policing (option, 30 credits)
Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)
Youth, Resistance and Social Control (option, 30 credits)
Extension of Knowledge (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Civil Liberties and Human Rights (core, 30 credits)
Crime Control and Penology (core, 30 credits)
Criminological Research Practice (core, 15 credits)
Criminology Work Experience (option, 15 credits)
Law Extended Essay (core, 15 credits)
Penal Policy (option, 15 credits)
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (option, 15 credits)
Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)

Assessment method

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


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points) in three or more A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 6 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 15 credits
Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required.
Scottish Higher CCCCDD A minimum of 114 UCAS points to include four passes (grade C) at higher level in a related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,700 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2020–21 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/undergraduate-tuition-fees/ Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like 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.

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