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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why do people commit crime? How should young offenders be treated? Can crime be prevented? What is the role of policing in society? As a Criminology student at Kent, you search for answers to these questions by examining the police, the courts, prisons and society as a whole.You are taught across disciplines including law, politics, psychology and social research. In your first year you take introductory modules on criminology and sociology. You can also choose from a range of options covering contemporary culture, media and youth behaviours. In your second and final years, you deepen your understanding of crime and criminal justice. A wide range of options means you can focus on what interests you: areas covered include drug culture, forensic psychology, youth and crime, the sociology of imprisonment, and terrorism and modern society.Our students have the opportunity to spend a year or a term abroad at one of our partner institutions in North America, Asia and Europe. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply.Criminology is also available as a joint honours degree with Sociology (UCAS code LM39 at institution K24), Social Policy (UCAS code LM49 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) to gain a combination of analytical skills and social sciences knowledgeThe School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the best in the country for teaching and research. Our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise in criminological theory and criminal justice policy.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    45th

  • 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 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 105 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    111 58%

    61st

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    20th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    76th

    6

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