All Courses

BA Criminology

The University of Law London, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

See all cycles

First Year Course Fee

USD 19,669

Course Accredited By


  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 13% scholarship
The BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology is a three year undergraduate degree that takes an in-depth look at the fascinating and diverse subject of criminology combined with the analysis of wider social processes through the discipline of sociology in relation to current issues.
  • This course critically explores areas such as urbanisation, migration, gender, ethnicity and globalisation. If you are interested in how current societies and the global order is constructed, maintained and challenged by individuals and groups this is a great course to allow you to explore these areas in more detail.
  • This three year degree programme has been designed by practising criminologists to enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge criminological and sociological concepts and theories, and to apply them to current socio-economic policies and conditions.

We’ve designed this course to deliver a high level of face-to-face tuition so that you can get plenty of support while you develop a critical understanding of criminology and sociology in relation to current issues. Some of the areas that you’ll get to focus on include urbanisation, embodiment, family, globalisation, migration and marginalisation.

The diversity of the programme content on this course means that you’ll have an excellent grounding to enter a wide variety of fields after graduation. It is also a strong basis for further postgraduate study, should you wish to study further and specialise in one of the areas that you’ve learned about.

Foundation Year (Four year)

  • UCAS code: D3MM
  • You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start your course. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our 
    three year degrees.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

Degrees with Foundation Year 4 Year On Campus

UK Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels, or equivalent qualifications
  • GCSE English Language at Grade C/4
  • You will also be invited to an interview with an academic as part of the admissions process, which will take place online.
  • Non-standard application route
  • If you have no or limited formal qualifications you will be invited to complete an in-house literacy test at one of our campuses (for those without GCSE English Language at grade C/4), as well as a formal face-to-face interview. You will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced by a full CV and one reference.
  • English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English
  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English language qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS.

UK Entry Requirements

  • A Level: BBC
  • IB: 27
  • Access: Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3 including 24 Distinctions
  • You will also need to possess Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent qualifications.
  • English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English
  • An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English language qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS.

Foundation Year If applicable
Semester 1

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy Skills in Context

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Science

Year 1

 31 study weeks
Semester 1

  • Foundations of Criminology
  • Foundations of Sociology
  • Feminist Sociolog

Semester 2

  • Contemporary Criminology
  • Media, Crime and Control
  • Contemporary Sociology

Year 2

 30 study weeks
Semester 1

  • Cybercrime
  • Sociology of Embodiment
  • Sociology of the Family

Semester 2

  • Sociology of Religion and Belief Systems
  • Youth, Culture and Controls
  • Zemiology (Social Harms)

Year 3

 30 study weeks

Semester 1 

  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation/Research Project

Semester 2

  • Choose three*:
  • Marginalisation
  • Migration
  • Terrorism
  • The City and Globalisation
    *All options are indicative and subject to availability.
  • Sep 2021 fees: 
  • UK students per year: £9,250
  • International students per year: £14,150

Interested in this course?

Our Admissions Counsellors would love to assist!

Date of birth