Taught course

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Institution
Southampton Solent University · School of Business and Law
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree in a relevant subject, or professional experience with a successful interview and evidence of academic capability.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you fascinated by criminology? Hoping to increase your suitability for higher level positions within the criminal justice sector? Southampton Solent University’s postgraduate criminology and criminal justice programme will help you to develop an advanced understanding of the contemporary issues and debates surrounding criminal justice institutions, crime and criminal punishment.

Students on Southampton Solent University’s postgraduate criminology and criminal justice programme study the core curriculum alongside a choice of two specialist units. This chance to specialise is important, helping students to orient their knowledge towards specific roles in the criminal justice sector.

This programme also encourages students to develop a range of transferable interpersonal and verbal communication skills through presentations, role-plays, debates, interviews and group work. These competencies are valued in a wide range of industries.

Enrichment activities and learning opportunities are available alongside the core curriculum, giving students the chance to learn from guest speakers, visit criminal justice organisations and network at industry events. These additional activities help to provide detailed insights into the criminal justice system and the careers it offers. Past speakers have come from the police, courts, prisons, probation services, youth justice services and cyber security firms.

The course team themselves have had extensive experience of the criminal justice system and its related disciplines, providing students with unique personal insights. The ties they have with the professional world have helped past students secure volunteer placements, temporary paid work, work shadowing weeks and internships.

Information for international students

International students are required to show evidence of their English level as part of their entry requirements.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries team
Email
ask@solent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8201 3039