Why do people commit crime? How should young offenders be treated? Can crime be prevented? What is the role of policing in society? As a Criminology student at Kent, you search for answers to these questions by examining the police, the courts, prisons and society as a whole. The quantitative and data skills you gain will open your mind to new ways of thinking and give you an impressive combination of subject-specific and practical knowledge. Choose Criminology with Quantitative Research at Kent because: • you are taught across disciplines including law, politics, psychology and social research • you’ll develop valuable quantitative research skills which are in high demand by graduate employers and, in your final year, it may be possible to gain workplace experience, where you complete an applied quantitative analysis project for a business or organisation • you have the option to extend your skills by spending an extra year studying web technologies or data analytics, and may be able to spend time studying abroad • Sociology, Criminology and Social Work are each ranked 1st for research quality in The Times Good University Guide 2021 • our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise in criminological theory and criminal justice policy • there are events available throughout the year for students from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research including research seminars, career development workshops and guest speakers • the variety of careers related to crime control has increased in recent years, with traditional justice agencies joined by companies in the voluntary and private sectors. In your first year you take introductory modules on criminology and sociology. You also complete introductory quantitative modules and can also choose from a range of options covering contemporary culture, media and youth behaviours. In your second year, you deepen your understanding of crime and criminal justice and learn advanced quantitative techniques. A wide range of options means you can focus on what interests you. Areas covered include drug culture, forensic psychology, youth and crime, the sociology of imprisonment, and terrorism and modern society. In your final year, you choose further optional modules in the areas listed above and also have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation with a quantitative research focus or a placement module or a placement module where you can put your skills into practice. Criminology is also available as a joint honours degree with Sociology, Social Policy or Cultural Studies and you can choose the Criminology BA without the Quantitative Research module.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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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.
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|