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Criminology BA (Hons)




What will I learn?

Why do people commit crime? Does prison make people better or worse? How can you prepare for a career in criminal justice?At Kent, you’ll receive a cutting-edge, critical, and career-driven education in Criminology. You’ll learn about criminal justice systems across the world; the workings of our prisons, police and courts – and the challenges they face. We’ll empower you with an understanding of key issues and disputes around crime and punishment – and support you to start your own successful career.**Reasons to study Criminology at Kent**- We’re world-leaders: Kent achieved the second highest score for criminological research quality in The Times Good University Guide 2023- Tailor your degree to your own career path: a generous and diverse choice of modules include; policing, cyber-crime, prisons, criminal psychology, drug policy, violent crime, terrorism, youth offending, hate crime and many others- Gain practical knowledge of criminal justice systems through our partnerships with Kent Police, the London Metropolitan Police, HMP Prisons Service, the Ministry of Justice, the Probation Service and numerous charities- Train to work in the UK’s first Restorative Justice Clinic whilst delivering a service to the local community- Receive outstanding support to achieve your ambitions – from our academics, specialist employability team and our professional experience and networks- Boost your career prospects with a year or term abroad, a year in data analytics or a volunteering placement**What you'll learn**You’ll expand your criminological imagination. You’ll explore critical issues in criminal justice and major debates around crime and its control: fierce disagreements about what causes crime, what can we do to reduce it, and the scope of our criminal law. You’ll learn how technology has changed modern offending and policing.You’ll investigate how criminal justice systems work in different countries, and how you can critically question popular assumptions about offenders and society. We’ll also set you up for a successful career with real practical experiences. You’ll get opportunities to learn in real criminal justice settings –including prisons and restorative justice clinics. This practical knowledge, range of connections, and our professional experience really will enhance your employment opportunities.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£18,000.00 (US$ 22,145) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

16 September 2023


Main Site

Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry,,

Darwin Road,



CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A-levels should include either German or Spanish at grade B.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Kent

Alongside outstanding tuition from expert faculty, the University of Kent offers excellent career skills training and support to graduates.

  • Top-ranked UK university with modern facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse student body from 150+ countries
  • Key focus on employability and career skills
  • Excellent support facilities and safety measures

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