Host and Partner Institutions

The project was hosted by Kingston University London (United Kingdom), while Aix-Marseille University (France) was involved as a partner institution.

Kingston University, London      

Kingston University is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, South West London. Possessing over 2,500 staff and an annual budget of around £203 million, the university is one of the town’s biggest employers, adding £500 million to the local economy each year. Furthermore, its researchers and academics assist local organisations, using their specialised skill-sets in support of the community.

The university also offers a host of public lectures, exhibitions and performances, and opens its sports and health facilities to local residents and businesses.

Kingston University focuses on enhancing students’ life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century’s demanding workplace.

Did you know?
  • Kingston University is ranked in the UK’s top 50 in the 2020 Guardian University Guide*
  • Top in the UK for design and crafts*
  • Top in London for nursing and midwifery, run jointly with St George’s, University of London*
  • Kingston University is a top 10 London University and is ranked in the top 200 young universities in the world.**
  • Kingston School of Art’s fashion degree among best in the world in Business of Fashion listings
  • We have 13,105 home/European students, and 3,680 overseas students from more than 140 countries.
  • 95% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after of graduating.***
  • 60% of the University’s research submission was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014.

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Department of Criminology and Sociology

The Department provides students with the best possible University experience. We welcome students from all ages and backgrounds. Programmes are accessible to all learners, whatever their background, schooling experience and learning style. Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are designed and delivered by lecturers who are active researchers and experienced teachers.

The Department offers a unique student experience in criminology and sociology by combining scholarship with real-world impact. Its programmes will introduce students to the core themes and skills of their chosen discipline. We bring the most up-to-date developments in our research fields to our courses.

We offer considerable research expertise in a range of interdisciplinary subjects. Our courses are led by academic staff with expertise in criminological and sociological disciplines.

You can learn about our research centre CResCID, our research seminars, clusters and projects, opportunities for PhD study, and how we achieve research impact and social enterprise.

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Aix-Marseille University

The largest multidisciplinary French-speaking university, Aix-Marseille University (AMU) welcomes 80,000 students and nearly 8,000 staff on 5 large campuses of international standards. Owning 90% of its assets, the university is present in 9 cities in 4 departments of the Southern Region.

Its A*Midex University Foundation contributes to the development of a world-class interdisciplinary higher education and research centre. Known as an “intensive research university”, it is home to 121 research structures linked to major national research organisations.

In keeping with the interdisciplinarity that Aix-Marseille University places at the heart of its development strategy, it has recently created 13 institutional institutes guaranteeing bridges between research and training and a broad international outlook. 

The teaching of quality training courses, backed by large research teams, accompanied by measures to encourage student entrepreneurship and the possibility for economic players to access these resources are all levers of territorial development and influence.

Widely open to the world with 10,000 international students and more than 40 diplomas in international partnerships, AMU has been for several months the winner of the European Commission’s call for projects to build with its 7 European partners “CIVIS, a European Civic University”, contributing to the major societal challenges oriented particularly towards Africa and the Mediterranean.

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The Mediterranean Laboratory of Sociology (LAMES, UMR 7305) is hosted by Aix-Marseille University (AMU) and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Located at the Mediterranean House of Human Studies (Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme) in Aix-en-Provence, this multidisciplinary Mediterranean studies research center and higher education campus was selected as a « Center of excellence » facility implemented in France.

Headed by Pierre Fournier, the LAMES has thirty members including research fellows, academics and associate researchers. The laboratory is a welcome center for a great number of international guest researchers, visiting professors and foreign students as well as for doctoral students training. Also associated to the The Mediterranean demographic observatory (Demomed)

Main research fields include:

Environmental issues and local social dynamics

Migratory movements in the Mediteranean region : mobility, gender, borders

Education and cultures in the Digital Age

Sociology of deviance 

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