Criminology and Policing - BSc (Hons)

Taught by former police officers and internationally renowned academics, this course will give you a solid foundation in criminology and policing. You’ll explore the links between criminological theory, crime and victims, while placing an emphasis on approaches to policing in the UK.

Course details

This combined Criminology and Policing BSc degree will prepare you for a career within the criminal justice system in roles, such as policing, research or youth work.
  • 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 course will bring you to the forefront of the contemporary criminology and policing landscape. Our close links with organisations such as the Essex Police and Metropolitan Police allow us to invite practitioners from the criminal justice sector, who will give talks on subjects relevant to your study and include content from real cases. We also organise a Question Time style panel discussion, where you’ll get a chance to participate in a debate with a panel of course lecturers, probation officers, ex-offenders and police officers.


Entry requirements

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

GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above, or Higher Diploma (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 Policing (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to criminological and sociological theory (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to social problems (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (core, 30 credits)
  • Researching Crime and Deviance (core, 30 credits)
  • Researching Social Life (core, 30 credits)
  • Crime in Context (core, 30 credits)
  • Measuring and Interpreting Crime (core, 30 credits)
  • Perspectives on Policing (core, 30 credits)
  • Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)
  • Policing in Practice (option, 30 credits)
  • Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)
  • Crime Control and Penology (core, 30 credits)
  • Criminology Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Victims and Crime (core, 15 credits)
  • Criminology Work Experience (option, 15 credits)
  • Religion and the State (option, 15 credits)
  • Serious and Serial Offenders (option, 15 credits)
  • Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (option, 30 credits)
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (option, 15 credits)