UCL Department of Security and Crime Science


Security and Crime Science BSc

The BSc in Security and Crime Science aims to create a generation of leaders in the crime, intelligence and security sectors

Students in a seminar

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site. You can also find the answers to applicants' most frequently asked questions by visiting the UCL Engineering Applicant Helpdesk (you can also get in touch with directly us via the helpdesk). 

Course information

Module information is available via the links below (pdf).

First year modules

In the first year you will take eight compulsory taught modules, worth 15 credits each.

Core modules

Second year modules

In the second year you will take five compulsory taught modules. You will also take optional 2-3 modules. There are two combinations of optional modules for you to choose from. You must make choices from either Option One or Option Two: 

Option 1
  • Choice A: Either Organised crime OR Professional development
  • Choice B: Either Security technology and a project in security and crime prevention OR Forensic psychology and a project in investigative decision making
Option 2
  • Choice A: Either Security technology  OR Forensic psychology
  • Choice B: Professional practice

Core modules

Optional modules

Third year modules

You will choose two optional modules.

Core modules

Optional modules

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