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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. Overview On our Criminology and Sociology degree you consider the criminal justice system and explore theoretical positions within sociology and criminology. You'll gain a strong theoretical grounding, analytical expertise and the communication skills needed to kickstart a successful career in a wide range of fields. Reasons to study Criminology and Sociology at Kent

  • Criminology at Kent achieved the second highest score for research quality in The Times Good University Guide 2023.
  • Sociology at Kent was ranked 2nd for research quality in The Complete University Guide 2023.
  • Kickstart your career in the police force, criminal justice or the crown court.
  • Learn from world-leading teachers and researchers in the social sciences.
  • Study contemporary social issues and through a wide range of modules.
  • Our School is consistently ranked among the top four disciplinary centres of its kind in the UK for Criminology.
  • Boost your employability with a year at one of our partner institutions.
  • You will graduate ready to enter a dynamic and diverse labour market with key transferable knowledge and skills that appeal to employers.
What you'll learn You are introduced to the fundamentals of sociological thinking and criminology before learning how to conduct and apply qualitative and quantitative sociological research. You choose from a wide range of modules covering topics such as environmentalism, gender, political change, crime, race, violence and work. You also have 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 which could be related directly to your career path, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market.


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

Operated by the Office for Students
64%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees for 2023/24 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