Criminology and Forensic Psychology (4 years full time including sandwich year) at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Forensic Psychology (4 years full time including sandwich year)

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • You may incorporate a module of work experience or volunteering as part of your degree.
  • Kingston is conveniently close to London’s many high-profile law institutions and renowned criminal courts. You will have the opportunity to attend a London Crown Court and visit a forensic crime scene house.
  • You may study for a year at a partner university abroad. This will give an international perspective to your studies and a chance to experience a different culture.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course This course examines the causes and consequences of crime, crime prevention, ways to limit the harm caused by crime, and the workings of the criminal justice system (including policing and punishment). Reflecting on the real-life relevance of this degree, the course includes court observations, research and case studies. You’ll study individual motivations, psychological influences and the social, cultural and political environments that surround crime. There are advanced modules on the context of crime, criminalisation and investigation, criminal behaviour and therapy. You can also explore your area of interest in greater depth in your dissertation project. As well as subject-specific expertise, you’ll graduate with skills in data analysis, communication, team working, and project management. 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 Graduates typically work in careers connected to the criminal justice system or other ‘people orientated' professions, such as counsellors, teachers and probation officers. As well as subject-specific expertise, you'll graduate with skills in data analysis, communication, team working and project management.


Example modules:

  • Criminal Justice: Policing, Prisons and Punishment
  • Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behaviours
  • Transnational Crime
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Criminology and Forensic Psychology (4 years full time including sandwich year) at Kingston University - UCAS