Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

- More than 95 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).

- This course received more than 91 per cent overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).

- Kingston is conveniently close to London’s many high-profile law institutions and renowned criminal courts.

**About this course**

Criminology is the study of crime, its control and its consequences. It combines politics, law, psychology, society and culture.

You’ll investigate why certain people commit crimes, how our criminal justice system works, why some people abuse others, how victims of abuse cope with their experiences, why people from some backgrounds are reportedly more likely to commit crimes and become victims, how we can improve relations between young people and the police, and global crime problems and their impact.

There are opportunities to volunteer at organisations working with offenders and victims of crime. You’ll engage in research that has real impact for practitioners, offenders and victims.

Course Modules

Examples of Modules:

Year 1

- Foundations in Criminological Theory

- Crime, Law and Justice

- Violence, Transgression and Society

- Researching Everyday Life

Year 2 (Core)

- Policing and Punishment

- Doing Criminological Research

Year 2 (Optional)

- Diversity and Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System

- Youth, Crime and Deviance

- Securing Human Rights: Contemporary Themes and Issues

- Slavery and Emancipation

- Globalisation and Social Change

Final Year (Core)

- Global Terrorism and Transnational Crime

- Criminology Dissertation

- Criminology Extended Dissertation

Final Year (Optional)

- The Politics of Crime in the Black Atlantic

- Applied Criminology: Work and Volunteering

- Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

- Human Rights and Political Violence

- Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights

- Social Intersections: Gender, Race and Class

- Migration and Social Transformation

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees