Taught course


Loughborough University · Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree with 55% or above (or equivalent international qualification), in Criminology or a cognate discipline i.e., Law, Psychology, Sociology, Politics or Social Policy or equivalent international academic qualifications. Professional experience will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The Criminology MSc is a research-informed programme designed to allow students to develop specialist, applied knowledge about crime and its control but also about how we understand and conceptualise the notion of justice. Through engaging with a range of modules, students will begin to question traditional understandings of justice and its application in contemporary society.

This new and innovative programme builds upon Loughborough’s strengths and is taught by leading research experts from a range of criminological, sociological and psychological backgrounds with real world experience of the programme content. You will study bespoke content developed to align with our internationally recognised research in fields such as sexual violence, youth justice, sports criminology, psychology and the criminal justice practice, alongside material that develops a holistic understanding of criminology.

Teaching on the programme is research led but student focussed. You will benefit from our strong links to a broad range of criminal justice and professional organisations. Studying with us will provide you with practical insights into current debates in the field of criminology, alongside transferable, employability skills which are embedded within our curriculum.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

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

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 223901