Criminal Justice with Professional Placement Year at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminal Justice with Professional Placement Year

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Through a work placement or volunteering internship option you will be able to apply and practice your skills and gain valuable experience for your future career.
  • You will learn about the criminal justice system, debate the application of justice, and consider miscarriages of justice in a case study approach.
  • You will learn from fieldwork and practitioners to root your studies in real world contexts.
About this course This course will enable you study a wide range of criminal justice topics, considering the causes of crime, its consequences for individuals and society, and responses to crime. You will explore how the criminal justice system works, including policing, imprisonment and rehabilitation strategies. Notions of justice in a global context will be considered, alongside an examination of justice and miscarriages of justice through case studies. You will hear from practitioners who work in the criminal justice system and have opportunities to conduct field work in areas of criminal justice in order to root your classroom learning in real world situations. Sandwich Year This course has a sandwich year which takes place between Year 2 and your Final Year. During this sandwich year you will take a placement within a relevant setting, ensuring you gain essential experience to add to your CV and help you secure a graduate job. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities You will be well placed for careers in the criminal justice system, charities, and the private sector. There are many employers located in London. For example, the Police (six police services), the Prison Service (14 prisons) and Probation Service, 32 local authorities (community safety, trading standards, youth justice work), the Crown Prosecution Service, College of Policing, Security Service, the Police Foundation, Liberty, Amnesty International, the National Health Service (fraud), Amnesty International, private sector (e.g. G4S and Securitas) and Charities (e.g. Appeal, Victim Support, NACRO). These organisations offer a range of roles, using practical skills (interviews, managing cases), analysis work (exploring data and crime trends), research (writing proposals and collecting research data), and management (managing security contracts, managing offenders). You may also have the opportunity to apply for a postgraduate course required to become a probation officer, a conversion course/SQE to pursue a law career or a postgraduate qualification to pursue a research career in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, among other research opportunities.


Example modules:

  • Crime, Law and Justice
  • Criminal Justice: Policing, Prisons and Probation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Criminal Justice with Professional Placement Year at Kingston University - UCAS