Entry requirements

Applications from graduates of Criminology and Criminal Justice, of LLB (Single and Joint Honours) and related subjects such as Politics, and the Social Sciences. Normally a 2(ii) undergraduate degree is required. An upper second class (or equivalent) is desirable, but applications from candidates with a lower second class degree and professional qualifications and/or appropriate experience will also be considered.

In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course builds on criminological and legal skills and knowledge so as to provide specialist training in criminological, criminal justice and legal research.

Modules include:

  • Forensic Linguistics in Court
  • International Criminal Law
  • Key Issues in Criminology
  • Troseddeg Fforensic (Welsh medium)
  • Comparative and International Criminal Justice
  • Transnational Crime
  • Dissertation on any topic within Criminology
  • Students will also write a 20,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice from within the broad remit of Criminology. Any topic can be suggested that is of interest for students and dissertation tutors.

Information for international students

International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score / Internet-Based TOEFL / IBT: 85.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1248 382085