Middlesex University London
Campus: Middlesex University , London
Criminology (Youth Justice)
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
  • 7.7
    Student Satisfaction
  • 90%
  • £18,000
    Average Graduate Salary / Year

Youth crime is a fascinating area of criminology and our degree, taught in one of the oldest university criminology departments in the UK, builds specialist expertise through both theory and practice in youth justice settings.

This course provides a thorough grounding in criminology with a special focus on youth crime and youth justice and is ideal for those who are thinking of working with children and young people in trouble. You will cover the core domains of criminology, including different types of crime, theories of crime and the main criminal justice institutions and this course seeks to equip you with the skills and methods you will need to analyse these issues. You will study at the centre of leading criminology research, ensuring you graduate with knowledge of the latest policy and practice developments in criminal and youth justice.

There is a strong applied focus to the degree, a concern with the real world problems and with policy and practice. Our criminology department continually produces internationally respected research to investigate models of crime, including youth crime. Alongside a solid grounding in the fundamentals of criminology, you will explore issues of youth crime and youth justice from historical, theoretical, policy and practice perspectives and critically examine the role of 'young offender'. The course combines theory with the study of real-life case studies from within criminal justice settings. We also support you to undertake a placement in the youth justice system where you will gain vital practical and professional experience.

Course highlights

  • Our links with the Metropolitan and Hertfordshire police enable us to 'fast track' applications into the Special Constabulary: currently the only entry point into the police service
  • You have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the course
  • Our excellent links with employers in the criminal justice system have led to prestigious placement opportunities, to build vital professional experience within the youth and criminal justice settings
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in field trips to criminal justice settings, including prisons and court visits
  • Our academics provide a supportive learning environment, helping you to achieve the best possible academic results
  • Our close links with key criminal justice agencies such as the police and young offending teams means you take part in real life projects from within the system, which can support and inform your thinking


  • Crime and Control in Social Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Explaining Crime (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Criminology in Late Modernity (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Youth Crime and Youth Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Children as Victims and Offenders (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Gangs and Group Offending (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Justice, Punishment and Human Rights (30 Credits) - Optional
  • Violent Crime (30 Credits) - Optional

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Over recent years, our students have gone on to a wide range of graduate jobs including the following: youth workers, police officers, social workers, probation officers, drug and alcohol workers, data analysts, civil servants and trainee outreach workers.

Our graduates have been employed by a wide range of organisations including the following: The Metropolitan Police and County police services across the UK, The Probation Service, The Home Office, local authorities in London and across the UK, and the Border Agency.

In addition, many have gone on to develop careers in a wide range of third sector organisations including those that deal with services for youth people, victim support, offender and drug and alcohol rehabilitation organisations.

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Middlesex University London
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
020 8411 5555
020 8411 5649
Middlesex University London
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
020 8411 5555
020 8411 5649

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