Criminology at Kingston University - UCAS

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 Criminology is the study of crime, its control and its consequences. It combines the study of politics, law, psychology, society and culture to understand processes of criminalisation and practices of crime control and prevention. You’ll study patterns and perceptions of crime, both nationally and globally, the impact of different practices of punishment on offenders, issues of diversity and discrimination in criminal justice, and police power and culture. You can also explore youth justice, new technologies of risk management, crime prevention, terrorism and security. You’ll be introduced to the theoretical perspectives and debates that inform criminology, and to the institutions, processes and legal foundations of the criminal justice system in England and Wales. 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 work in criminal justice and advocacy, the Police, HM Prison and Probation Service, youth offending teams, the Prison Reform Trust, crime research, health, housing and welfare, human resources, teaching, local and central government.


Example modules:

  • Foundations in Criminological Theory
  • Researching Law and Society
  • Criminal Justice: Policing, Prisons and Punishment
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 at Kingston University - UCAS