Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

- Kingston is one of the only universities in London to offer this degree.

- You can choose to study for a year in a partner university abroad. You’ll gain an international perspective to your studies, experience a different culture and broaden your academic network.

- You may incorporate a module of applied work or volunteering as part of your degree.

**About this course**

On this course, you’ll study the causes and consequences of crime, approaches to preventing crime and mitigating the harm it causes, and how offenders are managed in the criminal justice system. Through court observations, research and case studies, you’ll see the real-life relevance of the degree.

You’ll look at the social and political environments of crime, individual motivations and psychological influences. You’ll study mental health and crime control (policing and punishment), and the history, culture and techniques of policing and investigation.

There are advanced modules on the context of crime, criminalisation and investigation, criminal behaviour and therapy. Your dissertation will be in an area of your own criminological interest.

**Sandwich Year**

This course has a sandwich year which takes place between Year 2 and your Final Year. During this sandwich year you will take a placement within a relevant setting, ensuring you gain essential experience to add to your CV and help you secure a graduate job.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1

- Foundations in Criminological Theory

- Crime, Law and Justice

- Introduction to Forensic Psychology

- Psychology Research Methods 1

Year 2

- Policing and Punishment

- Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behaviours

- Optional Modules

Year 3

- Global Terrorism and Transnational Crime

- Psychology of Investigations and Security

- Optional Modules

Start Date:


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