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

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Sociology (4 years full time including sandwich year)

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Through a work placement or volunteering option, you’ll be able to practise your skills and gain valuable experience for your future career.
  • Fieldwork may include court observations, empirical research, and case study analysis, allowing you to apply theory to real-life situations.
  • Kingston has good connections with criminal justice organisations, international NGOs, charities, and governmental organisations.
  • 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 explores the way societies understand crime and deviance and how they seek to secure social order, social justice, and social control. Across the course, you’ll consider how cultural and social values, life experiences and social inequalities are shaped by the social and global environments. You’ll consider how practices and attitudes of policing respond to social events and shifts in cultural attitudes and consider the ways the media can influence individuals’ perceptions of crime and its causes. You’ll also study the criminal justice system in England and Wales, explore issues of discrimination in the criminal justice system and how social structures and institutions can disadvantage and marginalise groups in society. And you’ll draw global comparisons, considering the ways in which protests, political action, criminal activity, and policing, transcend national borders. The course also offers opportunities for you to gain valuable work experience with victim support agencies, advocacy groups, justice campaigns, international charities and NGOs via a work placement module. 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. You’ll be encouraged to volunteer for relevant organisations such as victim support helplines, advocacy groups, justice campaigns, international charities and NGOs. 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 The degree provides a good basis for careers in social and criminal justice, local and central government, teaching and research. For many graduates, their placement while at University leads to opportunities for professional training. Many others progress to postgraduate study. This degree prepares you for life after university by teaching key transferable skills that employers are looking for. These include problem-solving and analytic skills; critical thinking and reasoning; team working, project planning and leadership; self-motivation and working independently; managing and interpreting data sets; written and oral communication, including public speaking.


Example modules:

  • Crime, Law and Justice
  • Social Justice and Social Movements
  • Researching Race and Ethnicity
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
  • Year 2

Entry 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 Sociology (4 years full time including sandwich year) at Kingston University - UCAS