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Criminology (Hons)

University of Kent

36 months
17400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Why do people commit crime? How should young offenders be treated? What is the role of policing in society? Study the Criminology (Hons) programme at University of Kent to find the answers to these questions and examine the police, the courts, prisons and society.


On the Criminology (Hons) programme at University of Kent, you consider the criminal justice system alongside criminological and sociological theories. We give you the strong theoretical grounding, analytical expertise and communication skills needed to start a successful career in the criminal justice sector and elsewhere.

Reasons to study Criminology at Kent

  • Ranked 1st in the UK for research quality in The Times Good University Guide 2022
  • Boost your employability with a year or term abroad, a volunteering placement or by getting involved in some of our experiential learning opportunities
  • Develop your criminological imagination by engaging with our wide range of optional modules from interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Join our vibrant Socrates student society and take up opportunities to contribute to the development of our learning environment
  • Benefit from a wide range of opportunities to develop key academic skills, enhanced research skills and receive comprehensive student support.


Graduate destinations

The variety of careers related to crime control has increased in recent years, with traditional justice agencies joined by companies in the voluntary and private sectors. Recently, our graduates have gone into:

  • the Police force
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Civil Service
  • Non-Governmental organisations and charities
  • Thinktanks
  • Drug and alcohol services.

Some graduates choose to go into more general areas such as banking and financial services, or on to further study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology
  • Crime and Society
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Developing the Criminological Imagination
  • Careers in Criminology 
  • 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 School is committed to widening participation and has a long and successful tradition of admitting mature students. We welcome applications from students on accredited Access courses.

BTEC Nationals

  • Distinction, Distinction, Merit

International Baccalaureate

  • 30 points overall or 15 points at HL

Tuition Fee

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  • 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
  • Overseas: £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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