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 inc Foundation Year 4FT

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. You will also take part in the annual School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology themed week. During one week, regular teaching is put on hold for a series of workshops, presentations, discussion and reading groups on a contemporary social issue, all led by expert speakers. Our 2014 Gender Week, 2015 War and Peace Week, and 2016 Race and Ethnicity Week were all great successes. . Module listing Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Year 1 (Level 4) Crime, Law and Justice Foundations in Criminological Theory Researching Everyday Life Violence, Transgression and Society Year 2 (Level 5) Globalisation and Social Change Doing Criminological Research Policing and Punishment Securing Human Rights: Contemporary Themes and Issues Slavery and Emancipation Youth, Crime and Deviance Year 3 (Level 6) Applied Criminology: Work and Volunteering Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights Criminology Dissertation Criminology Extended Dissertation Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity Human Rights and Political Violence Migration and Social Transformation Social Intersections: Gender, Race and Class The Politics of Crime in the Black Atlantic

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-10
  • Location
    Main Site,London