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.
You’re assessed by essays, seen and unseen examinations, research projects and a final dissertation. This ensures you have the right skills and knowledge for a career around youth culture and its relation to crime.
What our students say
“The staff are very enthusiastic about their subject and clearly enjoy teaching it. There was help with the work whenever I needed it and the module leaders were always very understanding.”
National Student Survey
“I have learnt so many new things beyond what I expected to. My knowledge and professional network have expanded greatly.”
National Student Survey
After the course
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.
The degree is also excellent preparation if you want to pursue further research or study in universities, governmental bodies and private institutions. Through postgraduate study at London Met you can gain even further links with police forces through and John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety.