What will I learn?

The BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice is a research-led programme taught by internationally recognised academics whose research contributes to, and challenges, traditional crime and criminal justice studies.Led by principles of social and racial justice, the programme focuses on contemporary social problems, from prison abolition, migration and deportation and social welfare, to gendered violence, terrorism and drugs.Our students learn about real-world events through focus on national and international criminal justice policy, institutions and practices. They also think about the people who make, and those who are subjected to, these systems and processes. Topics are theoretically informed, drawing on political economy, feminist, critical race and queer theory.The programme provides a solid grounding in key criminology topics, methods and theories. Themes range from punishment, policing, security and surveillance to organised, corporate and state crime. Our students have access to a wide range of module options as they progress through the programme, including courses in the Department of Law.**Highlights**- We are among the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top three in London in the Times Higher Education latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings, while our research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality.- Dedicated academic skills workshops are run by our Learning Development Tutors, who can advise on a range of study skills.- We understand that our students want to make a change through higher education. You can participate in our year-round Criminology Careers Events: Work for Criminal Justice, Work for Social Justice. You can achieve support from Birkbeck alumni through our Mentoring Pathways scheme.- You can hear from scholars within and beyond Birkbeck including the esteemed Annual Criminology Lecture, Law on Trial events week and our Criminology Research Seminars. These showcase prominent academics carrying out path-breaking research on crime, criminal justice and related themes.- You may be eligible for the Birkbeck cash bursary scheme to assist with the costs of study, such as purchasing books, printing and travelling to classes. Cash bursaries do not have to be paid back.

Which department am I in?

Criminology

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,560.00 (US$ 19,261) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

October 2022

Venue

Main Site

Malet Street,

London,

Camden,

WC1E 7HX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are generally required to have: High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 PLUS one of the following: 2 or 3 AP (Advanced Placement) Examinations (Group A subjects) with grades of 4 or more AND 3 SAT Subject Tests with a minimum of 600 points each; for programmes with subject requirements, SAT Subject Tests should be in relevant subjects; Old SAT (Reasoning Test) with a combined score of 1,800/2,400 with 600 in each SAT section ; OR 2-3 APs (as above); for programmes with subject requirements, SAT Subject Tests should be in relevant subjects OR American College Testing (ACT) Programme with a composite score of at least 27 AND SAT Subject Tests OR APs (as above). An Associate Degree from a good institution with a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0 can be considered for entry onto a Bachelor’s degree. Please note that combinations of any of the above qualifications are also acceptable (e.g. an applicant with a HSGD, an SATR score of 1700 and two AP exams with appropriate scores for the course would meet minimum entry requirements).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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