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BA (Hons)

How long you will study
- 3 years

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About Criminology and Sociology at University of Kent

Criminology asks key questions such as: why do people commit crime? How should young offenders be treated? Can crime be prevented? And what is the role of policing in society? You search for answers to these by examining the police, the courts, prisons and society as a whole. 

Sociology also seeks to answer important questions: how do societies work? What are the effects of government policy on individuals? What influences life chances? Studying sociology helps you make sense of a world undergoing unprecedented social change and uncertainty, exploring areas such as race and ethnic identity, sociological approaches to violence, terrorism and society and new media technologies.

Combining these subjects gives a thorough, yet broad understanding of the surrounding issues, concepts and theories.

A Term or Year Abroad

Students can apply to spend a Term or Year Abroad as part of their degree, at one of our partner universities in North America, Asia or Europe. You experience a different culture, gain a new academic perspective, establish international contacts and enhance your employability.

You are expected to adhere to any progression requirements in Stage 1 and Stage 2 to proceed to the Term or Year Abroad. For more details, including progression requirements, see the Course Structure tab and the Go Abroad pages.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.1 at undergraduate level and a Merit at Master's level in a relevant discipline, from a UK or other approved university and/or equivalent. You must submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words on your intended topic.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

International students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information for your country.

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English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

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