BA (Hons) in Criminology and International Security

Criminology and International Security BSc (Hons) degree will allow you to gain a wider understanding of criminology in an international context. Working with academics who are specialists in their field, you’ll examine the origins and responses to criminal behaviour.

Course details

This undergraduate degree is taught by specialists in international relations, criminology and international security studies, many of whom are internationally recognised for the quality of their work. Their teaching will be enriched by lectures from visiting practitioners, who will talk about their experience of working in the international security field and provide valuable career insight.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

On our course you’ll critically assess current policies and practices related to national, as well as international crime control. You’ll also investigate how they affect international relations and politics. Optional modules will allow you to develop specialisms in fields that interest you, including international law and order, conflict resolution and contemporary issues in criminology.

Your employment prospects are central to every module, therefore in your second and final years, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a work placement module. In the past our students have completed placements within a wide range of institutions, such as aid agencies, think-tanks and embassies.

The University’s London location will afford you the opportunity to access a range of social and political institutions that will inform your study, such as the Royal Courts of Justice and the British Library. We’ll also organise a number of trips to non-governmental organisations, embassies and relevant government bodies, where you’ll learn how international security and diplomacy work in practice.

Benefits

Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification)


GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.

Modules

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to International Relations (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to criminological and sociological theory (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (core, 30 credits)
  • Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy since 1945 (core, 30 credits)
  • Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy (core, 30 credits)
  • Crime in Context (core, 30 credits)
  • Peace and Conflict in Theory and Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • American Foreign Policy (option, 15 credits)
  • Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)
  • Diplomacy Old and New (option, 30 credits)
  • Measuring and Interpreting Crime (option, 30 credits)
  • Perspectives on Policing (option, 30 credits)
  • Politics of the Middle East (option, 15 credits)
  • The Politics of the European Union (option, 15 credits)
  • International Security in an Era of Globalisation (core, 30 credits)
  • Criminology Project (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Project 1 Semester (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Project 1 Year (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (option, 30 credits)
  • Criminology Work Experience (option, 15 credits)
  • Human Rights and Conflict (option, 15 credits)
  • Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (option, 30 credits)
  • Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (option, 30 credits)
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (option, 15 credits)
  • The Politics of Modern States (option, 30 credits)
  • Victims and Crime (option, 15 credits)