Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Designed in consultation with statutory, charitable and voluntary crime-related agencies in the region, this course will allow you to explore current issues in criminology and criminal justice and reflect upon the related themes of race, ethnicity, gender, state power, and war.

As part of your course, you'll:

  • Study theoretical approaches in criminology and their methods of criminological research
  • Develop an advanced understanding of the dimensions of social divisions and social diversity
  • Understand local, national, and international contexts of crime, victimisation and punishment, and responses to crime and deviance
  • Apply your knowledge in a dissertation aligned to your personal interests or career ambitions

You’ll study a range of interesting, innovative and challenging modules taught by academics who are actively engaged in publication and research. You’ll have a choice of options in the field of administrative criminology and criminal justice system, critical criminology and social justice, and aspects of international security, crime and justice.

As well as developing key critical and analytical skills, your course will give you the skills and knowledge to work with the victims of crime, in the rehabilitation of offenders, in crime prevention and in the shaping of crime policy. Depending on your choice of options, you can supplement these skills with knowledge applicable for jobs in the non-governmental sector, as well as jobs in the international field of crime and justice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113