Security and Crime Science BSc

This new BSc aims to create a generation of leaders in the crime, intelligence and security sectors. Using science from different disciplines (psychology, political science, statistics, computer science, and forensic sciences) you will learn to tackle real-world crime problems and develop creative and ethical ways to increase security in a changing world.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, this degree will look at ways to help reduce crime, minimise negative consequences and better detect offenders.

It will provide you with an understanding of crime in its widest sense (for example types, definitions, modus operandi, trends and patterns) and enable you to become acquainted with the theoretical approaches developed in relation to crime and the tools and instruments designed to collect and communicate crime data.

The degree will cover strategies adopted to address crime and security issues as well as the institutional, legal, social and technological measures used to address them.

Key to this degree is developing an understanding of the principles of the scientific method and the role of evidence in the field of security and crime science. It will cover the principles of design, and how they can be used to develop suitable responses to crime, as well as the principles of programme and technology evaluation.

Your learning

The degree will use a combination of lectures, seminars, workshop and individual and group projects. These will emphasise the multi-disciplinary nature of research and practice in the field of security and crime science and include problem-based learning methods and outcome-based analysis.


There will be a combination of unseen examinations, coursework and project assignments. Students will also be expected to work individually and in groups in the development of appropriate solutions to crime-based problems.

BSc, PG Cert Award
January, Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
L311 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

A Levels

Grades AAA

Subjects No specific subjects.

GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at:

IB Diploma

Points 38

Subjects A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5.

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