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Criminology and Sociology BA (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why do people commit crime? What causes crime rates to rise or fall? How do societies work, develop and transform? Our joint honours programme Criminology and Sociology provides a comprehensive and academically rigorous approach to these pressing questions.In your first year, you study the fundamentals of sociological thinking and criminology. You then learn how to conduct and apply qualitative and quantitative sociological research. In your second and final years, you can choose from a range of options covering topics including environmentalism, gender, political change, crime, race, violence and work. There is also the option to take a dissertation module on a subject of your choice. This allows you to focus in detail on an area you are particularly passionate about.Students undertaking criminology joint degrees have the opportunity of spending the second term of their third year at San Diego State University in California as part of an international exchange programme. While at San Diego State, University of Kent criminology exchange students can select from a number of module options delivered by the well-respected School of Public Affairs, which offers courses in fields such as criminal justice and criminology, public affairs and administration, and urban and transborder studies. Alternatively you have the option of spending a full year abroad at one of our partner institutions in North America, Asia or Europe. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions have to be met during your studies before you can change to the year abroad.At Kent, Criminology and Sociology are taught in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research where you benefit from a large choice of specialist modules on race, social change, criminal justice, disability and the arts. Our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise in sociological theory and criminal justice policy. They are regularly asked by the government to provide insight on matters relevant for current policy developments.Both Criminology (UCAS code M902 at institution K24) and Sociology (UCAS code L300 at institution K24) are also available as single honours degrees. Criminology is also available as a joint honours degree with Sociology (UCAS code LM39 at institution K24) or Cultural Studies (UCAS code MV99 at institution K24). You can also study Criminology with Quantitative Research (UCAS code L3GX at institution K24) or Sociology with Quantitative Research (UCAS code L3G3 at institution K24) to gain a combination of analytical skills and social sciences knowledge.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 59%

    51st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    70th

    2

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