Our law, criminology and policing degrees can lead to a range of prestigious careers in London and overseas. We offer qualifying law degrees such as bachelor of laws (LLB) degrees and our criminology courses are closely connected to the College of Policing.
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.
“Some of my fondest memories, as someone who was born and raised in London, date back to my years as a student at the University of North London, now known as London Metropolitan University.”
Sadiq Khan – Law LLB graduate and Mayor of London
Our undergraduate law, criminology and policing courses
Commercial Law - LLB (Hons)
This qualifying law degree will give you the necessary foundation to go on to train as a barrister or solicitor. It focuses entirely on the branches of law relevant to business lawyers, with specialist commercial and financial law modules.
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 (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)
This course is the perfect choice if want to enter an undergraduate degree in policing but don't hold traditional qualifications or the necessary entry requirements.
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
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.
Craig Sharpe of Darlington Solicitors: Inspiring the Future
Pavan Trivedi, an LLB Law student at London Met, gives an insight into a guest lecture delivered by Craig Sharpe, Marketing Manager at Darlingtons Solicitors.
2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners announced
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners. We are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for the future.
London Met founder member of innovative crime research network
Professor John Grieve CBE QPM is part of the newly launched London Policing Research Network, a policing network which focuses exclusively on modern crime in London.
London Met hosts Innovative Drugs Policy conference
London Met brings together world-renowned experts for one day event.
London Met alumna among the world's most promising young scientists
Yelena Novikova has been named among the world’s top young scientists for the second year in a row.
London Met triumphs over SOAS in national mooting competition
Two Law students have beaten SOAS in the first round of a national prestigious mooting competition.
Professor Grieve CBE QPM is recognised for a lifetime achievement award
Professor John Grieve won runner up in the lifetime achievement category at this 2017 NO2H8 Crime Awards.
Exploring Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility
An Emeritus Professor of London Metropolitan University was asked to speak at a workshop held in the Netherlands. By chance, he found himself alongside three of his former students.
Calling all Future Legal Minds
The annual Future Legal Mind competition launches this week. The winner has a chance to receive £5,000 and a work experience placement.
I fought the Law and...I won!
Terri Brookes, a London Met Law student, recently represented herself in a legal case against the Government Legal Service and won.