Criminal Justice and Criminology (BA (Hons))

University of Kent

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
- 3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

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About Criminal Justice and Criminology at University of Kent

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the best in the country for teaching and research. Our academics are internationally recognised for their expertise and challenge you to develop your own opinions and ideas, encouraging you to become an independent thinker. We offer high levels of support and our staff are friendly and accessible.

Our degree programme

In your first year, you take introductory modules on criminology and criminal justice, sociology and law that lay the foundation for your future studies.

In your second and final years, you build on this knowledge and can also choose from a wide range of modules that allow you to focus on areas of particular interest to you. Areas covered include: the history of the police, victims and crime, forensic psychology, young people and violence, and women and crime.

Year abroad

It is possible to spend a year or a term abroad at one of our partner institutions. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply. See the year abroad section on the Course structure tab for more details.

Year in professional practice

This degree also includes the option of spending a year in professional practice at the end of your second year. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory in to practice and develop contacts in your area of interest, while gaining the relevant work experience employers look for. Possible placements include:

  • the police
  • the probation service
  • customs and excise.

See the year in industry section on the Course structure tab for more details.

Professional links

The School also has excellent links with local outside agencies, such as the probation and youth justice services, the police and social services.

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