Taught course

Criminology and Crime Scene Management

Solent University Southampton · School of Business, Law and Communications

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Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in an area related to criminology

  • and/or an equivalent professional qualification or demonstrable experience within criminal justice sector.

Months of entry


Course content

Supported by experienced staff, your studies will reflect contemporary criminology professional practice and will prepare you for a career in criminology or crime scene management.

And the master’s course is constantly refreshed with the latest thinking and best practice from the industry, thanks to the course team’s close relationships with the criminal justice sector.

The skills you will develop are benchmarked against the needs of sector employers, delivering an essential package of analytical thinking, crime scene investigation, evidential studies and critical thinking.

We are proud to offer you a wide range of industry expert guest speakers, to enhance your learning and offer a network of employment opportunities. You can also benefit from site visits, both locally and internationally, with past trips including US-based organisations such as the FBI, as well as the European Court of Justice and more. These unique opportunities offer the chance to experience a global perspective on criminology, and draw on this experience to widen your learning journey.

Information for international students

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking
  • or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment75
Practical secenario25

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