University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology

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Course summary

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. Choose Criminology at Kent because: • you are taught across disciplines including law, politics, psychology and social research • 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 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 can also choose from a range of options covering contemporary culture, media and youth behaviours. In your second and final years, you deepen your understanding of crime and criminal justice. 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. Criminology is also available as a joint honours degree with Sociology, Social Policy or Cultural Studies. You can also study Criminology with Quantitative Research to gain a combination of analytical skills and social sciences knowledge.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M902
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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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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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 at University of Kent - UCAS