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Information for current students

This webpage is aimed at current Department of Criminology students.

BSc Option Selection - June 2017

Students progressing into years 2,3 or 4 are required to select their option modules in advance of the start of the next academic year. Information on the modules can be found in the Options Booklet which is available on Moodle or in a hard copy in the Criminology Administration Office.

In this booklet you will find a list of the modules that are available in the 2017-18 academic year, and more information including:

  • module convenor/tutor name and email address;
  • brief outline of the module;
  • type of assessment (exam, assignment);
  • teaching term (Autumn/Spring/Summer);
  • the level of module (5 or 6);
  • number of credits the module is worth (15 or 30 or)

Please note: Options will only run if there are enough students, and therefore under subscribed options may be cancelled.

Any questions, please contact your programme administrator.

Option Selection Tool

How do I pick my options?
You will be sent a specific link to an online selection tool which will list all the available modules available in 2017/18. See key dates below. If you have not received this email on the 12th June, please contact

All optional modules have limited space (normally 30 students), so allocations will be made on a first come basis.

Key Dates

Friday 2nd June

Module Option Fair 6pm - 7.30pm Malet Street Building, Room MALB04

Introduction lecture for BSc Criminology students by Tanya Serisier 6pm Malet Street, Room B34

Monday 12th June midday

Online module selection tool OPENS


Friday 30th June 5pm

Online module selection tool CLOSES


Late August/early September

Allocations will be made once progression has been confirmed via Exam Boards. Student timetables will be released via MyBirkbeck.


In December 2016 the School of Law carried out a survey on our administrative support. We got some very useful feedback from you, and have are implementing a number of improvements to the service offered to you. See our You Said, We Did poster for more details.

Feedback is important to us at the Department of Criminology and during your time here you will be given the opportunity to tell us about your experiences via a variety of different methods:

  • End of Module survey
  • Birkbeck Student Survey (BSS) – for non-final year undergraduates
  • NSS – for final year undergraduates
  • Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) – for PhD students

Alternatively, use our online 

Sources of Information

There are a variety of sources of information to help answer any queries you may have during your time as a student. To help you understand where best go to for help, take a look at our BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice Information guide

Calendar of Key School dates

Please refer to our calendar of key dates to help plan ahead during your studies.