Taught course

International Criminology

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

The programme offers students the opportunity to study criminology at an advanced level. The MA encompasses in-depth investigation of major theoretical and substantive issues in contemporary criminology from a critical perspective and within an international context.

Students aim to complete the MA award within 12 months of full-time study and 24 months of part-time study. Options also exist for students to defer the programme at intermediate stages with a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. The programme will appeal to those wishing to extend their knowledge of criminology, to explore alternative approaches/perspectives, and to broaden their understanding within an interdisciplinary, comparative and international context.

The MA will also be of interest to practitioners working in criminal justice; social care; crime prevention and community safety; youth offending and youth justice; forensics; child protection and victim support. These are also the career destinations for graduates. The MA programme follows the School's normal structure for level 7 degrees of core subjects, optional subjects and a dissertation.

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

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Maritime Greenwich Campus.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000