United Kingdom

Kingston University

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1LQ, United Kingdom

Kingston University

Criminology and Human Rights inc Foundation Year

Criminology is about the study of crime, crime control and criminalization of social 'groups'. It spans 'street-level' crime to global concerns about terrorism and cybercrime. Our students investigate real-world national and international issues: Why do certain people commit crimes? How does our criminal justice system work? Why do some people abuse others? How do the victims of the abuse cope with their experiences? Why are people from different social, racial and ethnic backgrounds are reported to be more likely to commit, and become victims, of crimes? How can we improve the relationships between young people and police? The Criminology BSc combines the study of society, politics, law, psychology and culture to understand offending behaviour and peoples' responses to prohibited and harmful activity. It identifies how fear of crime has a profound influence on our feelings of security and wellbeing. It explores cultural representations of criminality and investigates how this relates to questions of social identity like class, race and ethnicity, gender, age and sexuality Human rights is a controversial subject, often provoking intense debates on military intervention, foreign aid, global inequality and the nature of the recent War on Terror. This course enables you to explore global human rights issues, and to examine how they can be enforced and defended

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-09
  • Location
    Main Site,London