Taught course

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.

International entry requirements: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

Months of entry


Course content

Take your understanding of criminality and criminal justice to the next level. Whether you are developing your career or moving on from undergraduate study, this course will help advance your skills to meet the demands of crime and criminal justice roles.

Why study MA Criminology & Criminal Justice at BU?

  • Develop advanced analytical knowledge and understanding of criminological theory and criminal justice processes and outcomes, informed by current practice and research
  • Advance your leadership and practice skills to align with requirements from current employers in criminal justice
  • Conduct an independent piece of critical research in a related area of your choice
  • Develop advanced research skills for critically examining complex problems, suitable for theoretical and practical application
  • Consider criminology and criminal justice from a global perspective
  • Advance your knowledge of crime and criminology under the tutelage of our research-active teaching staff, bringing research and professional practice into the classroom environment.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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