Criminology and Criminal Justice BSc (Hons)

Why choose this course?

This course will enable you study a wide range of criminological subjects, considering the causes of crime and its consequences for individuals and society.

You will have opportunities to learn about the ways in which crime is represented in the media, how risk is understood in relation to crime, and how crime operates transnationally. You will also explore how the criminal justice system works, and responses to crime through policing, imprisonment and rehabilitation strategies.

Notions of justice in a global context will be considered, alongside an examination of justice and miscarriages of justice through case studies. You will hear from practitioners who work in the criminal justice system and have opportunities to conduct field work in areas of criminal justice in order to root your classroom learning in real world situations.

Please note: this course is still subject to validation.

Attendance UCAS code/apply Year of entry
3 years full time TBC 2024
4 years full time including professional placement TBC 2024
4 years full time including foundation year TBC 2024
6 years part time Apply direct to the University 2024

Please note: this course is subject to validation.

Location Penrhyn Road

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Through a work placement or volunteering internship option you will be able to apply and practice your skills and gain valuable experience for your future career. The special emphasis on criminal in this programme is particularly well suited to a future careers in advocacy, youth justice, probation and resettlement of offenders.
  • You will learn about the criminal justice system and debate the application of justice in a case study approach.
  • You will learn from fieldwork and practitioners to root your studies in real world contexts.

What you will study

Example modules include:

  • Crime, Law and Justice
  • Social Order and Social Control
  • Justice in Principle and Practice
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Policing in Practice
  • Advanced Research Project in Criminal Justice

Please note

Optional modules only run if there is enough demand. If we have an insufficient number of students interested in an optional module, that module will not be offered for this course.

Foundation year – Social Sciences

If you would like to study this degree at Kingston University but are not yet ready to join the first year of a BSc (Hons) course, you may want to consider studying this course with a foundation year.

Social Sciences Café

Social Sciences Café (SSC) is a series of events within the Department of Criminology, Politics and Sociology (CPS) which aims to help prepare students for life after graduation. Students can take part in seminars on employability skills and postgraduate studies; speaker and panel events on topical issues that engage the broader Kingston University (KU) community; and social events linked to key moments in the academic calendar.

SSC is often visited by KU graduates working in the public, private and third sector in the UK and around the world, who are keen to share their career journeys and advice for students at an early stage of their career planning, as well as professionals for ‘meet the employer' advice and networking sessions.

Social Sciences Café

After you graduate

Graduates will be well placed for careers in the criminal justice system and advocacy. For example, policing, the Prison and Probation Service, crime research, social welfare, local and central government.

Who teaches this course?

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on this course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader.


Course fees and funding

2024/25 fees for this course

The tuition fee for this course is to be confirmed.

Need to know more?

Our undergraduate fees and funding section provides information and advice on money matters.

Course changes and regulations

The information on this page reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. To improve your student experience and the quality of your degree, we may review and change the material information of this course. Course changes explained.

Programme Specifications for the course are published ahead of each academic year.

Regulations governing this course can be found on our website.