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Criminology

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 - 128 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 112 – 128 points.

Can be considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications e.g. A2's in different subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

M:21,P:24

Mature applicants (21 years and older) will need to pass a QAA-approved Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject with 60 credits, minimum 45 credits at Level 3 including 21 at merit. Applicants under 21 years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

4 in Mathematics at Standard Level. English Language required at 5 Standard Level or 4 Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


Typically from a minimum 5 Higher Level subjects

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM-DDM

Grade combinations below DMM may be considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

Grade combinations below DMM may be considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C-B,B,B,B,C


Scottish Highers (only)

UCAS Tariff

112-128

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Criminology

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– More than 95 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17).
– Apply criminological theory to practice through an optional fieldwork placement in a relevant setting.
– Kingston is conveniently close to London’s many high-profile law institutions and renowned criminal courts.

**About this course**

Criminology is the study of crime, its control and its consequences. It combines politics, law, psychology, society and culture, and seeks answers to a wide range of questions.

Why do certain people commit crimes? How does our criminal justice system work? Why do some people abuse others? How do victims of abuse cope? Why are people from some backgrounds reportedly more likely to commit crimes and become victims? How can we improve relations between young people and the police?

You’ll be introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives and debates that inform criminology, and the institutions, processes and legal foundations of the criminal justice system in England and Wales. You’ll be able to volunteer at organisations that work with offenders and victims of crime and be able to see the real-world relevance of your degree.

Modules

Examples of Modules:

Year 1

- Foundations in Criminological Theory
- Crime, Law and Justice
- Violence, Transgression and Society
- Researching Everyday Life

Year 2 (Core)

- Policing and Punishment
- Doing Criminological Research

Year 2 (Optional)

- Diversity and Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System
- Youth, Crime and Deviance
- Securing Human Rights: Contemporary Themes and Issues
- Slavery and Emancipation
- Globalisation and Social Change

Final Year (Core)

- Global Terrorism and Transnational Crime
- Criminology Dissertation
- Criminology Extended Dissertation

Final Year (Optional)

- The Politics of Crime in the Black Atlantic
- Applied Criminology: Work and Volunteering
- Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
- Human Rights and Political Violence
- Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights
- Social Intersections: Gender, Race and Class
- Migration and Social Transformation

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Criminology and Sociology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Criminology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,200
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
25%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Customer service occupations
7%
Administrative occupations: records

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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