• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Who is it for?

The Criminology (Hons) from City, University of London will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to understand why crime and criminal justice have become defining issues for contemporary society and attained such a prominent position in popular culture.

The course develops students' appreciation of the complex interplay between local and global forces and their relationship to socio-legal transformations, with particular reference to life in the 21st century metropolis of London.


The BSc (Hons) Criminology degree draws on the expertise of academics experienced in investigating a variety of topics including: crime, policing, victims, media representations of crime and youth crime.

The course considers how:

  • Crime is defined
  • How criminality, victimisation and crime control relate to social issues such as class, gender, ethnicity, politics and the economy
  • Why crime and justice have become defining issues for contemporary society.

Career prospects

This course will enable you to develop the methodological expertise to analyse crime and justice data, and the analytical capability to identify and engage with key criminal justice policy debates.

You will develop specific skills relevant to a variety of professions concerned with criminal justice and crime reduction, including:

  • The police
  • Prisons
  • Offender management
  • Youth justice
  • Community safety.

A particular strength of the BSc (Hons) Criminology is that the degree includes options from other departments that focus on law, psychology, politics, media, culture and society which increase employability in a range of fields upon graduation.

The BSc (Hons) Criminology is part of City Q-Step, a centre of excellence devoted to developing your data literacy and quantatitive methods skills - something increasingly prized across workplaces.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 or 4 years with a work placement option or study abroad

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology
  • Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
  • Producing Social Data
  • Criminal Justice
  • Sociology in Action
  • Researching Society: Qualitative Methods

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

UK entry'A' Level

  • Typically 'A' Level grades BBB. This is equivalent to 120 UCAS tariff points. Other qualification combinations achieving 120 UCAS tariff points will be considered. For more information on the new UCAS tariff system, please visit the UCAS website.
  • 'A' Level General Studies and 'A' Level Critical Studies are not accepted.
  • A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English and Mathematics is required.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • 30 points (no specific subjects required)

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK
Full-time: £9,250 
  • EU
Full-time: £15,700 
  • Non-EU
Full-time: £15,700 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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