Criminology and Sociology

Course Introduction

<b>Reasons to choose Kingston</b>

– Through a work placement/volunteering option, you’ll be able to practise your skills and gain valuable experience for your future career.

– Fieldwork will include court observations, empirical research and case study analysis. You’ll apply theory to real-life situations.

– Kingston is just a short journey from many criminal justice organisations, international NGOs, charities and governmental organisations.

<b>About this course</b>

What are the challenges that globalisation presents to social order, social justice and human rights? This course investigates how crime spreads across national borders. You’ll examine national and international measures taken to police crime and limit harm.

You’ll also study the criminal justice system in England and Wales, explore issues of discrimination in the criminal justice system and have opportunities to consider power and the crimes of corporations and states.

You’ll be encouraged to volunteer for relevant organisations such as victim support helplines, advocacy groups, justice campaigns, international charities and NGOs.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1

- Foundations in Criminological Theory

- Crime, Law and Justice

- Contemporary Issues in Sociology

- Researching Everyday Life

Year 2

- Policing and Punishment

- How to Change the World

- Optional Modules

Year 3

- Global Terrorism and Transnational Crime

- Social Intersections: Gender, Race and Class

- Optional Modules

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

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