Study psychology, criminology, law and human rights

Criminology and law

You will be taught by our expert academic team who have published in their specialised research areas, many of whom have professional backgrounds in the criminal justice/law system. Lecturing staff will make direct links to legal practice, practical examples and research within their teaching.

Your studies are enhanced by events and guest lectures, covering a range of areas including subjects such as: technology, employment, climate change, human trafficking and social control. Students graduate with the hands-on experience and critical thinking necessary to understand group and individual behaviours to solve problems and influence the future.

Human rights

Our courses in human rights are designed and delivered by academics, expert practitioners and researchers. Your learning experience is enhanced through guest lectures and seminars from leading practitioners including, politicians, charities, activists and international organisations.


The psychology and specialist forensic psychology courses offered by Kingston are accredited by the British Psychological Society.

These courses are informed and driven by a dynamic research culture. You will be taught by our academic team who actively publish their research in books, academic journals and commissioned reports; as well as presenting their findings at international conferences. Academic staff maintain links with international organisations, think tanks and universities across the globe, giving you access to a large postgraduate community.

You will explore key ideas which have shaped our understanding of modern systems and principles; examine institutions, such as the United Nations and the European Union, and study debates concerning globalisation and underdevelopment. Through a flexible choice of optional modules and dissertation, you may tailor your course to your interests with one-to-one support and expert supervision; establishing yourself as a specialist and having the opportunity to present your own research.

You will receive a solid background in theory and analysis whilst developing the analytical skills to research and discuss contemporary issues. Students graduate with the theoretical and methodological tools, hands-on experience and critical thinking necessary to solve problems and influence the future.

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