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.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.
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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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