Taught course

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Keele University · School of Sociology and Criminology

Entry requirements

A second class Honours degree or higher (or international equivalent along with proof of English language proficiency). Applicants with other qualifications and appropriate experience will be considered on a case by case basis. The programme welcomes recent graduates (whether UK based or international students), mature students, and professionals in one of the relevant fields (e.g. police officers, prison officers, probation officers, social workers, lawyers, magistrates)

MA / PgDip / PgCert

Months of entry


Course content

Combining theoretical reflection and practical application, we provide you with an opportunity to specialise in the latest developments in criminology and criminal justice. We endeavour to tailor teaching content to your individual educational and professional background and interests. Our teaching format provides you with many opportunities to discuss your own intellectual interests or professional experience. You will attend four, three-day blocks of intensive teaching and discussion between September and May, plus an additional half-day dissertation workshop. This format allows you to combine your studies with either part-time or full-time employment should you wish to do so.

The programme requires satisfactory completion of 180 credits, comprised of four modules up to 120 credits, plus a 60 credit, 15-20,000 word dissertation. The programme is taught by criminologists who all have considerable research and teaching expertise in criminology, criminal justice, and related subjects. Each day is sub-dividied into four thematically linked sessions and is team taught by several members of staff.

Information for international students

For information see: http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/internationalfunding/postgraduate/

Fees and funding

Please refer to University Postgraduate Office website

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15-20,000 words words)

Course contact details

+44(0)1782 33980
+44(0)1782 33957