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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

    Description

    Crime and criminal justice are major social and political issues. Studying Criminology you address questions such as: why do people commit crime? How much crime is committed? What causes crime rates to rise or fall? How can crime be effectively prevented? How should we deal with offenders?

    Sociology provides ways of making sense of a world undergoing unprecedented social change and uncertainty. The Sociology element of this programme provides you with an understanding of core traditions and contemporary developments in sociological thinking and research. It also features a range of specialist areas such as race and ethnic identity, sociological approaches to violence, terrorism and society, new media technologies, the sociology of health, sex and gender and the sociology of science and technology.

    Combining these subjects gives a thorough, yet broad understanding of the surrounding issues, concepts and theories.

    A term abroad

    Students undertaking criminology joint degrees have the opportunity of spending the second term of their third year at San Diego State University in California as part of an international exchange programme. While at San Diego State, University of Kent criminology exchange students can select from a number of module options delivered by the well-respected School of Public Affairs, which offers courses in fields such as criminal justice and criminology, public affairs and administration and urban and transborder studies.

    Independent rankings

    In the National Student Survey 2013 Social Policy was ranked 4th for student satisfaction. And Social Policy was ranked 4th in The Guardian University Guide 2014 .

    In the National Student Survey 2013, 95% of Sociology students were satisfied with the quality of their course. And in The Complete University Guide 2014, Sociology research was rated 2nd in the UK.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
    Part-time:EU: £4500;Non-EU: £6240 Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Credits 360
    Duration full-time 36 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

    Stage 1

    Possible modules may include:

    SO305 - Introduction to Criminology

    SO333 - Crime, Culture and Control

    SO336 - Sociology of Everyday Life

    SO337 - Fundamentals of Sociology

    SO408 - Sociological Theory: The Classics

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    SO505 - Sociology of Crime and Deviance

    SO536 - Criminal Justice in Modern Britain:Development, Issues and Politics

    SO602 - Social Research Methods

    SO727 - Contemporary Sociological Theory

    SO657 - Digital Culture

    SO537 - Race and Racism

    SO668 - The Sociology of Work

    SO659 - Risk and Society

    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    SO712 - Urban Sociology

    SO670 - Kent Student Certificate for Volunteering, Platinum Award

    SO684 - Globalization and Development

    SO702 - Sociology and Social Politics of the Family

    SO709 - Modern Chinese Societies

    SO603 - Health and Health Policy

    SO645 - The Third Sector: Charities and Social Enterprises in Modern Societies

    SO657 - Digital Culture

    SO537 - Race and Racism

    SO595 - Reproductive Health Policy in Britain

    SO601 - Welfare in Modern Britain

    SO659 - Risk and Society

    SO668 - The Sociology of Work

    SO676 - Cultures of Embodiment

    SO678 - Caring for Vulnerable Adults: Understanding Social Care

    SO679 - Research Dissertation

    SO506 - Popular Culture, Media and Society

    SO509 - Health, Illness and Medicine

    SO525 - Environmental Politics

    SO532 - Mental Health

    SA503 - A Future for the Welfare State? Social Change, Challenge and Crisis

    SA519 - The Social Politics of Food

    SA525 - Education,Training and Social Policy

    SA531 - The Care and Protection of Children and Families

    SO538 - Childhood, Society and Children's Rights

    SO539 - Environmental Policy and Practice

    SO575 - Poverty, Inequality and Social Security

    SO594 - Terrorism and Modern Society

    SO533 - Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

    SO534 - Violence and Society

    SO535 - Youth and Crime

    SO605 - Crime , Media and Culture

    SO710 - War, Atrocity and Genocide

    SO711 - The Sociology of Imprisonment

    SO689 - Drugs, Culture and Control

    LW542 - Policing

    SP637 - Forensic Psychology: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    Home/EU students

    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    Qualification /Typical offer/minimum requirement
    • A level

    ABB

    • Access to HE Diploma

    The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

    The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.

    • International Baccalaureate

    34 points overall or 16 at HL

    International students

    The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

    Funding

    Kent offers generous financial support schemes to support eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2013 financial support package includes a fee waiver and cash bursary, as well as additional funds on your Kent account to help with accommodation, food, books and other living costs. Find out more on our fees and funding page.

    General scholarships

    Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

    The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created a new scholarship, The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages.

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