MA - Criminology, MPhil - Criminology, PhD - Criminology
Criminology has a long and distinguished tradition at Kent with its research base in the Crime, Culture and Control Cluster and the Kent Crime and Justice Centre.
The MA was founded by the world-famous criminologist, Professor Jock Young, who continues to teach on the programme. You will also be lectured, supervised and tutored by a team of scholars and researchers internationally renowned for their world-class teaching and publications.
Criminology is an important part of the activities of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR), which is one of the four top institutions of its kind in the UK as ranked by the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercises. In 2012 we were awarded the first National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology by the British Criminology Society in recognition of our innovative approach.
The atmosphere of the School is informal and friendly and there is a lively and diverse postgraduate community. Regular staff/graduate seminars are designed to introduce you to the work of academic staff and research students as well as academic visitors, and they provide opportunities both for sociability and for intellectual stimulation. The large number of academic staff and our favourable staff/student ratios mean that academic staff are readily accessible. Where appropriate, research students are encouraged to teach part-time in the School.