Taught course

International Criminology

University of Greenwich · Sociology, Criminology and Cultural Studies

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. • Applicants educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above. • Please also note that applicants may be invited for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

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

It will enable you to extend your knowledge of criminology in order to explore alternative approaches and perspectives, and to broaden your understanding within an interdisciplinary, comparative and international context. You will also develop advanced skills in critical analysis and research.


  • Contemporary Issues in Criminology (30 credits)
  • Crime Theory (30 credits)
  • Comparative Criminological Research (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • One option from: Crime, Terrorism and the State; International Human Rights Law; Policing, Security and Crime Control (30 credits)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000