Law and Criminology at University of Kent - UCAS

Course summary

This degree offers you the opportunity to study the closely related disciplines of Law and Criminology in a three-year programme. Covering the foundations of law alongside compulsory and optional modules in Criminology (taught by our outstanding School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research), you develop an understanding of the law, allowing you to engage in informed debate on contemporary legal issues, and an understanding of the relationship between crime and deviance, society and social policy. Our research-led teaching encourages you to take a critical view of the law, engaging with the latest research undertaken by expert academics. Our diverse, international community of staff and students provides a dynamic and engaging environment to gain the professional legal skills and knowledge you need to change the world we live in. Reasons to study a Law degree at Kent

  • Top 20 in The Times Good University Guide 2023
  • State-of-the-art facilities including a dedicated moot courtroom
  • Study the issues that matter to you through our broad range of modules
  • Prepare for a successful career – this degree helps facilitate your ambitions to work in law as a solicitor or barrister, or as a lawyer internationally
  • Get involved in real legal practice and assist real clients through Kent Law Clinic
  • Take part in co-curricular activities including lawyering skills modules in Mooting, Mock Trial Advocacy, and Negotiation
  • Join one of our student-led law societies
  • Participate in innovative and meaningful projects like Critical Law TV and the Kent Law Review
  • Learn from legal professionals on our Professional Mentoring Scheme
  • Study in a supportive environment with academic advisors and our Skills Hub which helps you succeed and achieve
What you’ll learn Our law degree sharpens your thinking and your powers of persuasion whilst you gain extensive legal knowledge. You study the detail of the law, as well as its history. You analyse judgments and legal developments while considering the political, ethical and social dimensions of the law. This critical approach facilitates your ability to interrogate and investigate the law. This enhances what is already a fascinating subject, and enables you to build well researched evidence bases and advocate your position, which is critically and vitally important in whichever professional occupation you aim to pursue. Our popular mooting programme develops your advocacy skills in a simulated courtroom setting before a bench comprising local judges, practising barristers, solicitors and lecturers. Our Employability Support enables you to make connections, build your network, develop an understanding of the profession and plan for your future. Accreditation This degree will help you prepare for a career in law as a solicitor or barrister. All of our undergraduate Law degrees contain the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board to satisfy the academic component of professional training for intending barristers, and provide a strong foundation for students who wish to take the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE).


Year 1 Compulsory modules currently include: A Critical Introduction to Law Introduction to Contract and Tort Introduction to Property Law Criminal Law Introduction to Criminology Crime and Society Introduction to the English Legal System Year 2 Compulsory modules currently include: Tort Law Contemporary Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Public Law Inequality, Crime, and Justice EU Law Optional modules may include: The Regulation of Surveillance-Platform Capitalism Justice After Atrocity: The Principles and Practices of International Criminal Law Labour Law Law and Medical Ethics Law and the Coroner Jurisprudence: The Philosophy of Law Policing Sports Law Welfare Rights and the Welfare State Justice: A Critical Examination of Law and Justice The Skills of Argument: How to Argue and Win Environmental Law International Law: Principles and Sources Animal Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution: Theory & Practice Criminal Forensic Evidence The Law of Business Organisations Contemporary Sociological Theory Inequalities Researching Digital Society and Culture / Computational Social Science Critical Issues in Policing Concepts, Theories and Debates Crime and Punishment in Britain from 1750 to the Present Prisons and Society The Psychology of Criminal Justice Restorative Justice: Theories and Practices Year 3 Compulsory modules currently include: Property Law Equity and Trusts Contract Law Optional modules may include: Research Project Analysing Data in the Real World Philanthropy in Action Social and Criminal Justice Practice Drugs and Crime Offender Rehabilitation in Prisons and Probation Technology and Cybercrime The Politics of Criminal Justice Youth, Crime and Youth Justice International Humanitarian Law Advanced Topics in Property Law Copyright, Creativity and Technology Disability and Social Justice Research Project Human Rights and Equality at Work Clinical Option (Autumn) Morality and Law Clinical Option (Spring) Banking Law Human Rights and English Law International Economic Law The Law of Evidence International Human Rights Law in Context International Law and Global Problems School Tasking: Law in Primary Classrooms Tax Law Law, Space and Power Brands, Inventions and Intellectual Property Race, Sexuality and Gender Justice Immigration Law Comparative Law Law, Science and Technology Law and Social Change The Vulnerable Person in the Criminal Trial Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Law Advanced Topics in Privacy and Cyber Law Law and the Political for the 21st Century Global Corporate Accountability Music and Law Asylum and Refugee Law Advanced Topics in Tort Law Advanced Topics in Law and Medical Ethics Legal Ethics: The Ethics of Lawyers and Lawyering Company Law and Capitalism Family Law Homelessness Law and Policy Law and International Development The Regulation of Surveillance-Platform Capitalism Environmental Law Research Project Law of the Dead Hand: Estate Planning, Inequality and Social Justice Consumer Law

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £20000 Year 1
International £20000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Law and Criminology at University of Kent - UCAS