Crime in London

Why study this module?

Our Crime in London module takes four weeks to complete and is part of our International Summer School programme. This module will introduce you to crime studies and how crime is addressed by the criminal justice system in London.

You'll learn about crime control and crime prevention strategies deployed in the capital. You will also examine crime trends in London.

All of our summer school modules are worth 15 UK credit points / 3 US credit points / 7.5 ECTS, and upon successful completion we will provide you with a transcript of records.

Please note that our summer school modules are currently subject to validation. In the unlikely event that a module isn’t validated by its start date, we will get in touch to discuss the options available to you.

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Applications now open!

To register for this Summer School module you will need to fill in our application form below.

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Application deadline: 1 April 2021

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Entry requirements

You can apply for a place on our summer school if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree with another university. You should be in good academic standing, with a Grade Point Average of 2.7 or higher or a minimum C grade average or higher (for non-GPA grading systems). If you are a non-native speaker of English you should have an English language certificate, such as IELTS 4.5, confirming a level of B1 under the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

More about this module

On this module you will learn about the models of the criminal justice system and consider how these might be used to understand its role and functions. You will also outline the journey of an offender from crime to sentencing, drawing on case studies and by analysing crime trends and crime prevention approaches in London. 

The main themes covered in this module include:

  • concepts of justice
  • the police and prosecution 
  • the courts and sentencing 
  • prisons and probation (corrections) 
  • victims of crime
  • ‘bias’ in the criminal justice system
Teaching and assessment

Throughout this module you will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, workshops and study trips. 

You will be assessed by a portfolio based on one of the trips as well as a short essay on the work of one of the key agencies in the criminal justice system in London.

Module fees

The cost of this module is £1,400.

If you would like to take two summer school modules, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £2,650. 

If you want to take this module alongside our Internship module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £3,500.

How to apply

To register for this Summer School module you will need to fill in our application form below.

International Summer School application form

Application deadline: 1 April 2021

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Noelle and Johanna from the summer school team at