Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Psychology, Sociology, Health & Social Care, Humanities combined awards, English Literature, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law or Youth & Community Studies, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.
All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed on the webpage.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Months of entry
Explore current issues in criminology and criminal justice, reflecting upon race, ethnicity and war. You will investigate the different methods of criminological research before completing a dissertation on a topic of your choice and aligned to your personal interests or career ambitions.
You will study a range of interesting, innovative and challenging modules, taught by academics who are actively engaged in publication and research. Your teaching team will include Professor Colin Webster, renowned for his work on ethnicity and crime. As well as developing key critical and analytical skills, your degree will give you the skills and knowledge to work with the victims of crime, rehabilitate offenders, prevent crime or even shape crime policy.
Information for international students
This course requires an IELTS score of 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Fees and funding
Please see the funding page for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admission Enquiries
- +44 (0)113 812 3113