Taught course

Criminology and Criminal Psychology

University of Greenwich · Sociology, Criminology and Cultural Studies

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have: Typically, an undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above in criminology or a related discipline from a UK or EU university, or equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas university.

We welcome applications from mature applicants and/or applicants with professional work backgrounds.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides students with the conceptual knowledge and skills to open up diverse career paths. Core courses will enable you to develop an understanding of the concepts, theories, methods and principles central to criminology and the skills to apply these in the forensic and legal area. The available option courses build on this core grounding and enable you to develop an empirical insight in an area of your choice, culminating in a research dissertation.

This approach provides you with knowledge of the changing nature of psychology, law and criminology, and professional applications. It will also develop your ability to relate theory to practice in a way that provides more informed solutions to problems, and opportunities in the workplace. There is a valuable research grounding and a broad coverage of criminological, forensic and psychological approaches to crime and criminality.


  • Investigative Forensic Psychology (15 credits)
  • Psychology, Development and Crime (15 credits)
  • Crime Theory (30 credits)
  • Comparative Criminological Research (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • One option from: Contemporary Issues in Criminology; Applied Psychology in Practice; Crime, Terrorism and the State; Critical Analysis and Theoretical Issues in Psychology (30 credits)

Information for international students

Applicants educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

Fees and funding

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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

020 8331 9000