In your first year at the Criminology and Forensic Psychology (Hons) course at Kingston University, you'll cover the core theories and explanations for crimes, crime investigation and the criminal justice system, and develop your research methods skills.
In Year 2 you'll deepen your knowledge of individual causes and consequences of crime through the study of mental health, and of crime control measures in the form of policing and punishment. You can also focus on specialist crime-related topics.
In the final year you can take advanced modules on the context of crime, criminalisation and investigation, and choose module options related to the brain, criminal behaviour and therapy. You'll also complete a dissertation in an area of your own criminological interest.
Criminology and forensic psychology graduates typically pursue careers connected directly or indirectly with the criminal justice system or other ‘people orientated' professions.
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