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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a TEF Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

The University has good connections with criminal justice organisations, international NGOs, charities, and governmental organisations, which gives you great opportunities to practice your skills and gain valuable experience for your future career.

Kingston is conveniently close to London's many high-profile law institutions and renowned criminal courts.

You can choose to study law, where you'll gain an understanding of the English legal system and graduate with the legal knowledge, skills and experience valued by employers. Or you may choose to study international law and study key topics of international relevance such as trade, criminal and human rights law.


Our law courses are accredited as Qualifying Law Degrees by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and are ideal if you wish to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister, or an international legal career.

Our courses

Criminal justice

Our new BSc (Hons) Criminal Justice degree will enable you study a wide range of criminal justice topics, considering the causes of crime, its consequences for individuals and society, and responses to crime.

On the LLB (Hons) Law and Criminal Justice course you'll study the foundations of legal knowledge required as part of the training for the Bar. You will also critically engage with the legal system itself and develop an understanding of the principles underpinning crime control; as well as the practice of law and the implementation of criminal justice in real world situations.

Our courses

Criminal justice


If you're interested in the study of crime, its control and consequences, a career in criminology could be for you. It combines the study of politics, law, psychology, society and culture to understand processes of criminalisation, practices of crime control and prevention.

You can choose to combine criminology with forensic psychology, policing, sociology or psychology.

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Future Skills

Knowledge to give you the edge

Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.

As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.

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