University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Sociology

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Course summary

Why do people commit crime? What causes crime rates to rise or fall? How do societies work, develop and transform? Our joint honours programme Criminology and Sociology provides a comprehensive and academically rigorous approach to these pressing questions. In your first year, you study the fundamentals of sociological thinking and criminology. You then learn how to conduct and apply qualitative and quantitative sociological research. In your second and final years, you can choose from a range of options covering topics including environmentalism, gender, political change, crime, race, violence and work. There is also the option to take a dissertation module on a subject of your choice. This allows you to focus in detail on an area you are particularly passionate about. Our students have the opportunity to spend a year or a term abroad at one of our partner institutions in North America, Asia and Europe. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply. At Kent, Criminology and Sociology are taught in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research where you benefit from a large choice of specialist modules on race, social change, criminal justice, disability and the arts. Our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise in sociological theory and criminal justice policy. They are regularly asked by the government to provide insight on matters relevant for current policy developments. Both Criminology (UCAS code M902 at institution K24) and Sociology (UCAS code L300 at institution K24) are also available as single honours degrees. Criminology is also available as a joint honours degree with Sociology (UCAS code LM39 at institution K24) or Cultural Studies (UCAS code MV99 at institution K24). You can also study Criminology with Quantitative Research (UCAS code L3GX at institution K24) or Sociology with Quantitative Research (UCAS code L3G3 at institution K24) to gain a combination of analytical skills and social sciences knowledge.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
LM39
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

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

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2022/23 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options.
Criminology and Sociology at University of Kent - UCAS