Criminology (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

During Year 0 you’ll improve your critical thinking, essay writing and other academic skills to build your confidence and improve your learning techniques. You’ll be supported by a tutor and academic mentor to achieve all of your academic goals and settle into university.

Course details

Our Criminology (including foundation year) BSc will prepare you for study at undergraduate level, while providing you with the knowledge to examine the causes and effects of crime. This four-year course is designed for those who don’t meet the the standard criminology degree entry requirements to enter the three-year course or who have been out of education for a few years and would like to prepare for academic study at undergraduate level.
  • 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

Our Criminology (including foundation year) BSc course is perfect preparation for a career in crime and justice related settings. You’ll not only study criminological theories and learn to research the causes and implications of crime, but you’ll also gain valuable academic skills that will help you progress to managerial roles or postgraduate study.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language GCSE 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.

  • Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)
  • Interventions for Change (core, 15 credits)
  • Media, Crime and ‘Race’ (core, 15 credits)
  • Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)
  • Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)
  • Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)
  • Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)
  • Studying London (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to Policing (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (core, 30 credits)
  • Researching Crime and Deviance (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)
  • Youth Resistance and Social Control (option, 15 credits)
  • Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)
  • Crime Control and Penology (core, 30 credits)
  • Criminology Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Criminology Work Experience (option, 15 credits)
  • Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)
  • Human Rights and Conflict (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)
  • Victims and Crime (option, 15 credits)