36 months
15576 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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On this Youth Justice (Hons) degree from London Metropolitan University, you'll learn about criminological theory and the workings of the criminal justice system. You'll also gain practical work experience, ensuring you meet the requirements for entering the youth offending sector on graduation.

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Increasingly youth offending is being addressed by community interventions rather than prison sentences. Our course offers you a unique opportunity to enter the youth offending sector at this vital time to help change the lives of young people.

The Youth Justice (Hons) degree from London Metropolitan University is delivered by academics whose research addresses some of the most critical issues within the criminal justice sector today. They’ll be perfectly placed to enrich your learning experience and provide career insight, as they’ve worked with some of the highest performing youth offending teams in the capital.

This degree provides both the theoretical basis and practical experience you'll need to enter the youth justice sector. The course has been developed in conjunction with the Youth Justice Board and is delivered in partnership with the local authority youth offending service. On completion of this course you'll meet the Skills for Justice National Occupational Standards (NOS) set by the government, which means you'll automatically meet the requirements for employment within the sector.

Where this course can take you

Successful completion of this undergraduate course will enable you to work within the statutory youth justice sector. There will also be significant scope to work within secure estates, such as the Youth Offending Institution Feltham or Thameside. These institutions often work in partnership with organisations such as Catch 22 or the Shaw Trust, which offer specific interventions around violence, rehabilitation and resettlement.

You’ll also be able to work within a local authority, national government or regulatory body policy team, helping to shape the future of rehabilitation and support for young offenders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminological Theory
  • Professional practice 
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Personal and Social Factors Affecting Young People 
  • Researching Crime and Deviance 
  • Professional Youth Justice Practice 
  • Safeguarding Children

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of three A levels with grades BBC (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits)
  • GCSE English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Criminology (including foundation year) BSc or Social Sciences and Humanities (including foundation year) BA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15576 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15576 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.


  • UK: £2,310 per 30 credits
  • Int: £3,894 per 30 credits

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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