Taught course

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Law
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law, criminal justice, criminology or a related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Delivered by academics from the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in one of the leading law schools in the UK, the Criminal Justice and Criminology MSc offers you the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge in relation to the study of criminal justice processes and criminological theory as well as develop a critical awareness of social research methods and skills used to undertake real world research on crime and criminal justice.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of the nature, purposes, dynamic processes and outcomes of the criminal justice process. A wide range of optional modules allows you to tailor your degree to your own particular interests.

Throughout the course we’ll encourage you to:

  • Explore the complex and dynamic nature of the criminal justice process
  • Investigate contemporary policy debates and theoretical perspectives in crime and its control
  • Develop advanced knowledge of the research process and skills to undertake research on crime and criminal justice.

You’ll also benefit from our Support in Academic and Personal Development programme. This runs alongside your taught academic programme in semester one and is specifically designed to complement the School’s induction activities and ongoing academic skills support for students, both UK and international.

The optional modules will give you the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge in topics that interest you. An indicative list of optional modules is provided below. You’ll also be able to hone your critical and analytical abilities, your writing skills and your knowledge of research methods, which you can demonstrate in your dissertation.

Information for international students

Our English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
pglaw@leeds.ac.uk