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.

**This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Social Sciences**

The foundation year takes place the year before your degree. You will study four year-long modules that cover all subject areas (psychology, economics, sociology and politics) within social sciences. Upon successful completion of this foundation year you will progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree.

**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 0

- Foundation Year in Social Sciences

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:

14/09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) Other Fees