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Criminology and Sociology (Hons)

University of Kent

36 months
17400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Why do people commit crime? What causes crime rates to rise or fall? How do societies work, develop and transform? The joint honours Criminology and Sociology (Hons) programme from University of Kent provides a comprehensive and academically rigorous approach to these pressing questions.


On our Criminology and Sociology degree you consider the criminal justice system and explore theoretical positions within sociology and criminology. You'll gain a strong theoretical grounding, analytical expertise and the communication skills needed to kickstart a successful career in a wide range of fields.

Reasons to study Criminology and Sociology at Kent
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for research quality in The Times Good University Guide 2022.
  • Kickstart your career in the police force, criminal justice or the crown court.
  • Learn from world-leading teachers and researchers in the social sciences.
  • Study contemporary social issues and through a wide range of modules.
  • Our School is consistently ranked among the top four disciplinary centres of its kind in the UK for Criminology.
  • Boost your employability with a year at one of our partner institutions.
  • You will graduate ready to enter a dynamic and diverse labour market with key transferable knowledge and skills that appeal to employers.


Graduate destinations

As part of your Criminology and Sociology (Hons) programme from University of Kent, you develop critical thinking and transferable knowledge and skills that enable you to work in a variety of professions.

Our graduates have gone on to work in:

  • national and local government
  • social and cultural policy
  • international institutions and NGOs
  • the organisation of social and community projects
  • media, journalism, broadcasting
  • the police force
  • criminal justice services
  • social services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology 
  • Crime and Society 
  • Sociology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Sociological Theory: The Classics 
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy and Social Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A level

  • BBB
 Access to HE Diploma
  • The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.
 BTEC Nationals
  • Distinction, Distinction, Merit
 International Baccalaureate
  • 30 points overall or 15 at HL

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU: £13000


  • UK: £4625
  • EU: £6500
  • International: £8700

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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