Why study this course?
Explore the social challenges of crime and its effects on the lives of victims and perpetrators. This joint undergraduate honours degree allows you to look in-depth at how issues surrounding class, gender, race and social policy influence criminal activity and victim support.
More about this course
Our Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) degree will equip you with the tools and understanding to analyse crime in a social context and support individuals affected by it.
During the course you’ll explore the relationship between crime, race, gender, wealth and society, while building the skills you’ll need to undertake effective social and criminological research. In our teaching we’ll employ contemporary case studies that will make you aware of the latest challenges faced by society and the innovative ways to deal with them.
This course is unique among other criminology programmes in the UK owing to its focus on youth crime and sociology. You’ll look at issues that influence violence and crime amongst the youth, including consumerism, music, technology and sub-cultures.
London Met’s criminology and sociology lecturers have the professional experience and expert insight to help you progress through your course. You’ll be guaranteed support and access your lecturers, allowing you to focus on your studies and get all your academic questions answered.
We’ll offer you the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement to give you the practical experience of working in the field. After graduation you’ll be ready for a career in the criminal justice system, the police, third sector organisations and more.
Where this course can take you
Our graduates have secured roles as probation officers, senior detective constables and assistant researcher criminologists, in organisations including the Finnish Police, the London Community Rehabilitation Company and the University of Edinburgh.Where this course can take you
Our graduates have secured roles as probation officers, senior detective constables and assistant researcher criminologists, in organisations including the Finnish Police, the London Community Rehabilitation Company and the University of Edinburgh.
Continuing your studies with us
The School of Social Sciences has a wide range of exciting industry-linked postgraduate courses available on a full-time and part-time basis in criminology, security, diplomacy, international relations, sociology and psychology. The following courses would be ideal for progression after this course:
- Human Rights and International Conflict – MA
- Organised Crime and Global Security – MA
- Woman and Child Abuse – MA
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability – MSc
- Get into law with our Common Professional Exam – GDL
If you’ve already studied your undergraduate degree with us, as a graduate of London Met, you’ll be entitled to a 20% discount on any further study with us.