Criminology and Sociology - BSc (Hons)

Our Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) degree will equip you with the tools and understanding to analyse crime in a social context and support individuals affected by it.

Course details

Explore the social challenges of crime and its effects on the lives of victims and perpetrators. This joint BSc honours degree allows you to look in-depth at how issues surrounding class, gender, race and social policy influence criminal activity and victim support.

  • 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

During the course you’ll explore the relationship between crime, race, gender, wealth and society, while building the skills you’ll need to undertake effective social and criminological research. In our teaching we’ll employ contemporary case studies that will make you aware of the latest challenges faced by society and the innovative ways to deal with them.

This course is unique among other criminology programmes in the UK owing to its focus on youth crime and sociology. You’ll look at issues that influence violence and crime amongst the youth, including consumerism, music, technology and sub-cultures.


Entry requirements

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

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 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)
  • Sociological Imagination (core, 30 credits)
  • Measuring and Interpreting Crime (core, 30 credits)
  • Crime in Context (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Racism and Ethnicity (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Self and Society (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Sociology of Everyday Life (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)
  • Youth Resistance and Social Control (option, 15 credits)
  • Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)
  • Criminology Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Crime Control and Penology (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Gender and Sexuality (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Living Theory (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Criminology Work Experience (option, 15 credits)
  • Human Rights and Conflict (option, 15 credits)
  • Religion and the State (option, 15 credits)
  • Serious and Serial Offenders (option, 15 credits)
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (option, 15 credits)
  • Victims and Crime (option, 15 credits)