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Criminology and Policing - BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Taught by former police officers, police staff, and internationally renowned academics, this course will give you a solid grounding in criminology and an understanding of contemporary community policing practice.

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If you want to immerse yourself in the study of the links between human rights and topics such as youth crime, violence and crime prevention, this is an ideal course to take.

Taught by former police officers, police staff, and internationally renowned academics, this course will give you a solid grounding in criminology and an understanding of contemporary community policing practice. You’ll have the opportunity to examine the institutions at the heart of the criminal justice system, including the courts, the police, prison and probation services, and with strong links to the Metropolitan Police and you’ll be guided through the career pathways available for entry into the police service.

Visit the criminology subject hub for news and events from the University.

Assessment

You're assessed via essays, seen and unseen examinations, research projects and a final dissertation.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have at least:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
  • GCSE English at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above, or Higher Diploma (or equivalent)

Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.

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 the BSC Criminology, Policing and Law Extended Degree.

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 more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.

Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:

  • Introduction to Criminological Theory
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to Policing
  • Researching Crime and Deviance

Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:

  • Crime in Context
  • Measuring and Interpreting Crime
  • Perspectives on Policing
  • Policing in Practice
  • Youth, Crime and Violence
  • Extension of Knowledge module

Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:

  • Crime Control and Penology
  • Criminology and Community Policing Project
  • Justice, Punishment and Social Control
  • Serious and Serial Offenders
  • The Criminology of Pleasure
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Successful completion of this course offers improved career opportunities in policing and within the Criminal Justice System more generally.

The programme is also excellent preparation for further research or study.

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

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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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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