Criminology and International Security - BA (Hons)

This course differs from other criminology programmes in the School of Social Sciences and Professions as it focuses on criminology on an international scale. Our international links will provide you with opportunities to spend your second year semester abroad in Europe, USA or Japan.

Course details

Our 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.
  • 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

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.


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 finance position in my first year.


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)