Criminology And Sociology – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Explore the social challenges of crime and its effects on the lives of victims and perpetrators. This joint BSc honours degree allows you to look in-depth at how issues surrounding class, gender, race and social policy influence criminal activity and victim support.

More about this course

Our Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) degree will equip you with the tools and understanding to analyse crime in a social context and support individuals affected by it.

During the course you’ll explore the relationship between crime, race, gender, wealth and society, while building the skills you’ll need to undertake effective social and criminological research. In our teaching we’ll employ contemporary case studies that will make you aware of the latest challenges faced by society and the innovative ways to deal with them.

This course is unique among other criminology programmes in the UK owing to its focus on youth crime and sociology. You’ll look at issues that influence violence and crime amongst the youth, including consumerism, music, technology and sub-cultures.

London Met’s criminology and sociology lecturers have the professional experience and expert insight to help you progress through your course. You’ll be guaranteed support and access your lecturers, allowing you to focus on your studies and get all your academic questions answered.

We’ll offer you the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement to give you the practical experience of working in the field. After graduation you’ll be ready for a career in the criminal justice system, the police, third sector organisations and more.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to criminological and sociological theory (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to social problems (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (core, 30 credits)

Researching Crime and Deviance (core, 30 credits)

Researching Social Life (core, 30 credits)

Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Measuring and Interpreting Crime (core, 30 credits)

Crime in Context (alternative core, 30 credits)

Racism and Ethnicity (alternative core, 30 credits)

Self and Society (alternative core, 15 credits)

Sociology of Everyday Life (alternative core, 15 credits)

Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)

Youth Resistance and Social Control (option, 15 credits)

Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Criminology Project (core, 30 credits)

Crime Control and Penology (alternative core, 30 credits)

Gender and Sexuality (alternative core, 30 credits)

Living Theory (alternative core, 30 credits)

Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (alternative core, 30 credits)

Criminology Work Experience (option, 15 credits)

Human Rights and Conflict (option, 15 credits)

Religion and the State (option, 15 credits)

Serious and Serial Offenders (option, 15 credits)

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (option, 15 credits)

Victims and Crime (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

Graduates have secured roles as probation officers, senior detective constables and assistant researcher criminologists, in organisations including the Finnish Police, the London Community Rehabilitation Company and the University of Edinburgh.

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