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 International Summer School modules are worth 15 UK credit points / 3 US credit points / 7.5 ECTS. Upon successful completion, we will provide you with a transcript of records.

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Entry requirements

You can apply for a place on this international summer school module if you are 18-years-old or above.

You should have an English language certificate confirming your level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) qualification. Acceptable English language certificates include IELTS, Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, TOEFL and institutional tests such as those offered by the German Academic Exchange Service. Exceptions may apply if you are a native speaker or if your current degree is being taught in English (UK ENIC certification required). 

You may need a visitor visa to attend the international summer school depending on your nationality and personal circumstances. A standard visitor visa will cost £95 and we will provide you with visa guidance after you have submitted your application.

This module can also be taken in combination with our Internship in London module. Entry requirements for this combination can be found on our Internship in London module page.

More about this module

Throughout this module you’ll:

  • gain a solid grounding upon which to build a grasp of issues relating to crime and criminal justice
  • review the historical development, structures and roles of key agencies responsible for the execution of justice in London
  • identify key models of the criminal justice system such as the due process and crime control models
  • consider recent, and significant, examples of changes to crime trends in London
  • develop your knowledge of current policies relating to the ‘problem of crime’

The module introduces the models of the criminal justice system and considers how these might be used to understand its role and functions. The module then set out an outline of the journey of the offender through the system from the commission of a crime to sentencing, drawing on case studies and by analysing crime trends and crime prevention approaches in London. The module focuses on:

  • 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

Assessment for this module is comprised of:

  • A report about one of the study trips
  • An essay based on a key element of the module
How to apply

To register for this International Summer School module you'll need to complete our International Summer School application form.

Application deadline: 1 April 2023

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the study abroad team at