BA Criminology and Sociology

The University of Law London, United Kingdom
BA Criminology and Sociology
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,935,772
Course Accredited By PC
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 13% scholarship

The BA (Hons) Criminology is an undergraduate degree designed to allow you to delve into the fascinating and diverse world of criminology, exploring areas such as drugs, cybercrime and terrorism.

  • With this course you’ll be able to develop an understanding of contemporary criminology concepts and theories, looking at how they are viewed from a variety of perspectives. If you have aspirations of working in the criminal justice sector and want to build a strong overview of criminology and its effects within modern society, then this course is an excellent place to start.
  • Designed by practising criminologists, this three year degree programme will allow you to look at areas such as drugs, cybercrime, migration, mass incarceration, terrorism, and trafficking in detail. You’ll get to consider how these areas are viewed by groups from various backgrounds and with different outlooks, including how gender, race and cultural perspectives and issues can impact opinion.
  • This course is particularly interesting if you’re looking to work in the criminal justice sector or associated fields. You’ll benefit from learning in various ways, giving you a well-rounded understanding of both the theory and practice of criminology. This will enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of criminology and apply this to current socio-economic policies and conditions.
  • You will learn through a variety of group sessions, workshops, digital media and a wide range of learning resources, completing a research methods module and a dissertation or research project in your final year. In addition to your knowledge of criminology, you will gain a wide range of analytical, research, problem solving and communication skills, which are in high demand by employers.

Foundation Year (Four year)

  • UCAS code: M910
  • 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.

Programme Demands

  • This document explains the demands of the course in order that applicants with special needs can assess their ability to undertake the course. Please click here to download the programme demands document.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

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
  • Society and Punishment
  • Media Crime and Control

Semester 2

  • Drugs in the Criminal Justice System
  • Criminal Justice in Modern Britain
  • Contemporary Criminology

Year 2 

30 study weeks
Semester 1

  • Gender, Sexuality and Crime
  • The Evolution of the Prison System

Research Methods
Semester 2

  • Youth and Crime
  • Zemiology (Social Harms)
  • Cybercrime

Year 3 

30 study weeks
Semester 1

  • Urban Criminology - The City and Globalisation
  • Migration
  • Dissertation (all year double module)

Semester 2

  • Dissertation (all year double module)
  • Choose two*:
  • Race, Ethnicity and Religion
  • Terrorism
  • The Politics of Policing
    *All options are indicative and subject to availability.

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