Why study this course?
In this degree you’ll explore the fundamentals of criminological theory, youth work and social problems in order to discover the relationship between youth and crime. Our teaching staff have the professional experience necessary to help you learn this specialist knowledge.
A work placement is also available to give you hands-on experience and skills. Successfully complete the course and you could enter a career in the Criminal Justice System, the National Probation Service, the Youth Justice Board, welfare rights and another profession surrounding youth crime.
This course received a 92% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2021.
More about this course
Learn the facts behind the headlines that portray young people negatively in their relation to crime, and prepare for a career path where you can make a difference. On this undergraduate course you’ll gain an understanding of the relationship between youth work, social problems and media perspectives.
Current staff on this degree include ex-probation professionals and specialist researchers into youth crime. This means you’ll receive high quality lectures and seminars from industry experts. With this level of academic training, you’ll be well prepared for specialist employment.
The work based learning placement will introduce you to the real world of youth crime, giving you valuable experience in preparation for your own career. It is this hands-on experience that will help you stand out when you complete your degree.
Whether you want to work for the Youth Justice Board, the National Probation Service or undertake further research, this undergraduate degree sets you up for an exciting career focused around crime and youth culture.
Where this course can take you
Successful completion of this undergraduate course offers you improved career opportunities in youth work and similar areas of the Criminal Justice System, the National Probation Service, the police, the Youth Justice Board, housing welfare, education, charitable institutions and more. Examples of our the roles our graduates have secured include Substance Misuse Officer and Sessional Play Service Coordinator. Others have gone on to work at Central Care and Sutton Mencap.
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.