The programme is open to applicants with at least 2:2 Bachelor Honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
Practitioners with relevant and extensive work experience in the criminal justice, crime control and security sectors are encouraged to apply even if they have not been to university previously. Evidence of vocational qualifications, training, written reports and letters of endorsement from line managers submitted in support of an application are encouraged.
Months of entry
Criminologists investigate the causes, consequences and reactions to crime – and this course gives you hands-on experience in real-world situations, designing, analysing and evaluating criminal justice and crime control strategies.
With an interesting and varied curriculum, this programme has a very strong emphasis on applied knowledge and job market skills. You’ll learn by doing; bridging the gap between the classroom and the police station, the lecture theatre and the community centre, and between research and policy. This course is intended to create sophisticated criminological practitioners, able to navigate the realities of criminal justice and crime control, with superior experience, skills and knowledge of how to think, act and reflect criminologically.
This MA has a strong emphasis on communication, research, problem-solving, teamwork, and policy analysis. These skills will be developed through classroom discussion and debate through practical engagement with external criminal justice and community safety organisations. You’ll be taught by a team of expert criminologists from a variety of specialist backgrounds, including: law, sociology, psychology, history, and politics.
Information for international students
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.
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Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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