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Criminology and Sociology BSc(Hons): Course features

What this course offers you

  • You'll be introduced to criminology and sociology as related fields of study, developing your knowledge and understanding of the two disciplines.
  • The course will enable you to make connections between theories of society and human behaviour with reference to social problems, crime, victimisation, crime control and punishment.
  • You'll develop a sound knowledge of the institutions, processes and legal foundations of the criminal justice system in England and Wales.
  • You'll develop a knowledge of and sensitivity to the complexity and diversity of social processes and cultures in different groups and societies.
  • The course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to critically engage with public debates about social problems and policy, particularly in relation to crime and responses to crime.

What you will learn

In the first year students you gain the conceptual and practical foundations of the criminology discipline.

You develop your ability to think like a criminologist and the fundamental skills to practice criminological research.

You will achieve a grounding in the social and legal construction of crime as well as developing research skills to identify, access, interrogate and analyse crime.

In the second year, you take on more independent academic work. You are offered a choice of modules based on specialist research interests in the Department and wider faculty.

In the third year, we encourage you to undertake an independent research project where you will apply criminological perspectives to real-world problems.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake work-based practice in Practice: Contemporary Issues and Debates. This involves work with crime-related practitioners, advocates or campaigners.

In summary, on completion of the criminology programme, you will be able to:

  • Apply criminological knowledge to the world around you.
  • Offer a comprehensive range of key transferable skills in communication, information technologies, numeracy, independent learning and teamwork.
  • Apply for a range of careers in social and people-orientated professions.

"For me, the main feature of the course was the broad module choice in the Department of Criminology and Sociology. This allowed me to choose modules in relation to my interests and my future career. The combination of topics in my course gave me the opportunity to study a wide range of interesting areas. It provided me with knowledge and understanding of key issues and theories. As a result, I have gained skills that are essential for my future employment." Ewelina Rychlinska, Criminology and Human Rights BSc(Hons), 2014

"I decided to study criminology at Kingston University as the course covered a wide array of topics such as psychology, law, philosophy, history and sociology, all of which were of interest to me." Russell Benson, Criminology BSc(Hons), 2014

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