Criminology at Kingston University - UCAS

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Kingston is well placed for visits to crown courts, the central criminal court and the many non- government organisations (NGOs) and charities connected to crime prevention and justice.
  • The course offers opportunities to access first- hand experiences of imprisonment, the transition from prison and the desistance process.
  • In addition to learning the substantive elements of criminological theory, research and practice, the course examines an array of social harms and perspectives which have traditionally been neglected by criminologists and the legal system.
About this course This course offers a critical study of the connections between criminological theory, criminal justice policy and social control. You will examine the social, economic and political contexts that give rise to crime and victimisation. You will explore and challenge formal responses to offending behaviour, including policing, punishment and rehabilitation, and wider strategies of social control. You will study the criminalisation process and engage critically with ‘what works’ to reduce crime. You will develop your qualitative and quantitative research skills, and conduct your own criminological inquiry into a specialist area. Example modules
  • Understanding Crime and Criminal Careers
  • Punishment: History and Meaning
  • Victimology
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage. Career opportunities Recent graduates work in policing, victim and witnesses services, prisons/prison offender management, the military, security and counter terrorism.


Example modules: Understanding Crime and Criminal Careers; Punishment: History and Meaning; Victimology. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises practical assessments (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose: Coursework: 92% Practical: 8%

Entry requirements

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8690 Year 1
England £5423 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5423 Year 1
Scotland £5423 Year 1
Wales £5423 Year 1
International £8690 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Criminology at Kingston University - UCAS