Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc/ Postgraduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Certificate
Duration and mode of study
Two years by distance learning.
March and September each year.
The course is open to people with a first- or second-class honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Special consideration will be given to applicants without an undergraduate degree who can demonstrate significant work experience and knowledge.
These are the total course fees. Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.
- International: £10,165
- Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £7,680
The MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice course aims to develop and refine your detailed knowledge and understanding of explanations of crime and the criminal justice system. In addition to providing a wide-ranging examination of the extent, effects and explanations of crime, the programme examines the criminal justice process including the police, courts and prison, and analyses methods of crime prevention and control. It also offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised research in an area of direct professional relevance. The MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice should appeal to postgraduates who wish to expand their knowledge of criminology, and to persons with professional responsibilities in policing, probation and prisons, local government, the voluntary sector, and individuals in the private security industry.
- Theories of Crime and Deviance
- Issues in Criminal Justice
- Research Methods
Optional (three from the following):
- Issues in Community Safety
- Police Leadership in the 21st Century
- Policing and Crime Prevention
- Crime and Penal Policy
- Policing, Disorder and Social Change
- Leadership and Management
Teaching and assessment methods
The course is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words for each module studied. Each module lasts 12 weeks, three weeks of which are for writing the assignment. Approximately five months are allowed to prepare and complete the dissertation.