Taught course

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a social science related subject area, an equivalent professional qualification and / or relevant experience will be considered as entry requirements. Degree and non-degree applicants will be asked to complete a written application and may be invited for interview before admission.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Crime and Criminal Justice are topics high on political agendas across the globe. Issues related to crime, criminals, victimisation, crime management and community safety in society are causes for concern, fear, controversy and intense debates.

This postgraduate programme provides you with the opportunity to study historical, comparative and contemporary criminological theory, the application of research methods, policy and practice developments in crime, and criminal/social justice. You will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the key themes, issues and political debates concerning crime, crime control and criminal and social justice in the UK, and globally.

The programme will appeal to those seeking to enter the criminal justice or community justice sectors, drug action teams and the voluntary and charitable sector, as well as those with experience of employment in these areas.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12/16 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444