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Kingston University

Criminology (4 years full time including sandwich year)

UCAS Code: L313

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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

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

A minimum of 112 UCAS points usually from 5 subjects. Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level subjects only)

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

DMM

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

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required.

UCAS Tariff

112

UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Criminology

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

- More than 95 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).

- This course received more than 91 per cent overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).

- 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.

You’ll investigate why certain people commit crimes, how our criminal justice system works, why some people abuse others, how victims of abuse cope with their experiences, why people from some backgrounds are reportedly more likely to commit crimes and become victims, how we can improve relations between young people and the police, and global crime problems and their impact.

There are opportunities to volunteer at organisations working with offenders and victims of crime. You’ll engage in research that has real impact for practitioners, offenders and victims.

**Sandwich Year**

This course has a sandwich year which takes place between Year 2 and your Final Year. During this sandwich year you will take a placement within a relevant setting, ensuring you gain essential experience to add to your CV and help you secure a graduate job.

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
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

TEF rating:

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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.

78%
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

80%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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
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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
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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
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

Criminology

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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