Our law, criminology and policing degrees can lead to a range of prestigious careers in London and overseas.
Law students will have access to our mock courtroom, which comes complete with a dock, witness box and a public gallery. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in mooting competitions. Similar to a debate, this allows you to take part in a simulated court experience and compete with other top law students around the country.
Our graduates have become police officers, criminal lawyers, political campaigners, teachers and more. They’ve been employed in the diplomatic services, governmental organisations such as the European Union and the United Nations, and non-governmental organisations specialising in international development, overseas aid, human rights and environmental fields.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who was a human rights lawyer before serving as a local councillor and then as a Member of Parliament, is one of our Law LLB graduates.
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Our undergraduate law, criminology and policing courses
Criminology (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
Our Criminology (including foundation year) BSc will prepare you for study at undergraduate level, while providing you with the knowledge to examine the causes and effects of crime.
Criminology - BSc (Hons)
London has played a leading role in shaping the modern world's understanding of the origins of and responses to criminal behaviour. Our criminology degree will allow you to gain a wider understanding of this hotly debated political issue.
Criminology and International Security - BA (Hons)
This very topical course allows you to specialise in two disciplines, providing you with a greater career choice and a range of highly transferable skills.
Criminology and Law - BA (Hons)
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.
Criminology and Policing - BSc (Hons)
This combined Criminology and Policing BSc degree will prepare you for a career within the criminal justice system in roles, such as policing, research or youth work.
Criminology and Psychology - BSc (Hons)
This joint honours degree in criminology and psychology is ideal if you're interested in the relationship between crime and social issues such as ill-health, poverty and discrimination, and gaining an understanding of the workings of the human mind.
Criminology and Sociology - BSc (Hons)
With this course you can help to rehabilitate ex-offenders in the criminal justice system, the police and public or third sector organisations.
Criminology and Youth Studies - BSc (Hons)
Investigate youth culture's relation to crime and attend a work placement to gain the skills you need for a career in this specialist sector.
Law (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
Our Law (including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) degree is the perfect introduction to law if you don't have the necessary requirements to enter an undergraduate degree.
Law (Top-up) (Distance Learning) - LLB (Hons)
You'll explore a diverse range of optional subjects while meeting the Qualifying Law Degree requirements for training as a solicitor or barrister. Throughout the course, you'll develop your knowledge of key areas of English and European Union law and human rights, as well as valuable transferable skills.
Law (with International Relations) - LLB (Hons)
You'll benefit from specialist speakers, work placements, opportunities for international study and advice from practicing legal professionals.
Law - BA (Hons)
This popular degree course is ideal for those who wish to study law, but don't intend to be a solicitor or a barrister. Taught by experts, you'll develop a range of skills vital for many careers.
LLB (Criminal Law) - (Hons)
London Met's LLB (Criminal Law) course is a Qualifying Law Degree recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
LLB Law - (Hons)
This Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) is ideal for those intending to become solicitors or barristers, as well as opening up a range of careers outside the legal profession.
Police Studies, Procedure and Investigation - BSc (Hons)
Our Police Studies, Procedure and Investigation BSc course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the role of the modern police service. It will enable you to gain a wide range of knowledge about police investigation techniques and the skills that are required to become a police officer. The course offers the opportunity to train as a special constable and gain valuable work experience in the policing sector.
News and success stories from our criminology and law courses
Operation Trojan Shield: fighting encrypted criminal activities
London Met's Dr Mark Roycroft reports on the operation, which saw over 800 arrested in a huge global crime sting, using an encrypted communications app secretly run by law enforcement.
London Met students give back to the city
Clinics offering legal advice, sports injury assessment and rehabilitation, and community art projects are on offer for all Londoners, under the supervision of qualified experts.
Studying at sea
London Met was only ever "a phone call or an email away" for Captain Michael MacLeod, who completed his Maritime Law LLM from onboard his vessel and at home in the Outer Hebrides.
Developing a public health framework around youth knife crime
Criminologist Dr James Alexander will evaluate Camden's Youth Safety Task Force which advocates early intervention and multifaceted support systems for at-risk young people.
'We are the owners of our time and priorities'
Having grown up in a small Brazilian town with parents who hadn’t finished high school, Camila has achieved the remarkable feat of graduating with a first-class law degree.
Rising knife crime in London
Dr James Alexander responds to the latest national crime statistics which show that knife crime saw a record high from December 2018-19, with London accounting for a third of cases.
Knife crime: realities and misconceptions
Dr James Alexander, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, walks us through his 14 years of research, concerning the causes of knife crime across the UK.
Law student wins prestigious legal internship
Himanshu Bajaj will undertake an internship at Clyde and Co, after winning an award at the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators' Mediation Skills Competition.
London Met welcomes Law pioneer to the University
Stephanie Boyce, an alumna and the first black woman to hold the position of Deputy Vice President of the Law Society, visited the University.
Dr Tunde Okewale MBE opens London Met's new mock courtroom
New facility offers students the chance to practise in an authentic courtroom setting.
Loss of community a main factor in youth violence, says criminology lecturer
“Trauma is worse when you are living in poverty”, said Dr James Alexander at a conference on how County Lines and CSE operates and affects young people
Criminology lecturers team up with Evening Standard for cannabis project
Dr James Morgan and James Alexander spoke to six cannabis dealers about decriminalisation
Graduate Stories | Marvin Fishley
Marvin Fishley gives us a personal look into his journey from working as a carer to becoming a Criminology and Law graduate
"Progress on Stephen Lawrence improvements to community policing not sustained," Dr Neville Lawrence
The father of Stephen Lawrence, the London teenager who was stabbed to death in 1993, was joined by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, to speak at a London Met symposium.