The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
World leading programs
The University of Kent is one of the leading providers of undergraduate and postgraduate criminology degrees in Britain. It is the world's leading centre for cultural criminology and we also conduct globally-recognised research in penology, critical criminology and criminal justice.
World class teaching
Our cutting-edge research influences our teaching: the criminology team at Kent received the first National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology (2011) from the British Society of Criminology, as well university prizes for the innovative and team-based nature of our programmes.
"Kent criminology truly cultivates the criminological imagination”.
– Dr Helen Jones, British Society of Criminology.
Dynamic research culture
The high quality of our research was recognised in the last Research Assessment Exercise where the School was ranked in the top five in the UK. We also coordinate an international doctoral research programme, the Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology, the only one of its kind in the world and regarded as a programme of 'outstanding quality' by the European Union.
Why choose SSPSSR at Kent
Criminology teaching staff are at the forefront of their field.
They conduct research and publish on a wide range of criminological issues, and their research informs their teaching. At Kent, you will be able to choose from a list of optional modules and these include the latest developments in Criminology.
You will have the opportunity to study Criminology in an open, relaxed and supportive environment.
As well as developing expertise in Criminology, you will also benefit from the chance to develop a range of transferable skills which will be attractive to future employers. These include research, analytic and communication skills.
Students at Kent have frequent contact with practitioners.
The Kent Criminal Justice Centre provides a focus for research on crime and criminal justice policy. There is an annual seminar series and conference. We encourage students to participate in these events. Our strong links with criminal justice agencies mean we can help students to gain valuable work experience and to conduct their own research on criminological topics.
We maintain an excellent staff-student ratio
This means you will always be taught in small groups and have real access to your lecturers.
KENT announces its Doctoral Programme in Cultural and Global Criminology
As a result of the School's national and international successes in recent postgraduate activities, SSPSSR is pleased to announce that we will be awarding a substantial number of full time PhD Bursaries in the coming months for well qualified students.
Our Criminology Team
|Dr Caroline Chatwin||Dr. Phil Carney|
|Dr Jennifer Fleetwood||Professor Chris Hale|
|Professor Keith Hayward||Dr Jonathan Ilan|
|Dr. Anne F H Logan||Dr. Kate O'Brien|
|Dr. Simon Shaw||Professor Alex Stevens|
|Dr Alisa Stevens||Professor Roger Matthew|
Dr Phil CarneyLocation: School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research Cornwallis North...More information
Dr Jennifer FleetwoodLocation: Room 203 School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social ...More information
Dr Jonathan IlanLocation: CNE102 School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Re...More information
Dr Anne F H LoganLocation: Room 311 Gillingham Building Chatham Maritime KentME4...More information
Professor Keith HaywardLocation: Room 116 School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social ...More information
KENT Criminology wins prestegious national award for excellence in teaching
The criminology team at the University of Kent are delighted to have been awarded the National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology 2011, by the British Society of Criminology.
Professor Keith Hayward talks about the significance of the award.