Taught course

Criminology

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Criminology
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally possess a First or Second Class honours degree from a British University or equivalent international academic qualifications. It is expected that this would usually be in Criminology or a cognate discipline. Comparable professional qualifications or experience will be considered. However, where more clarity is required applicants will be asked to undertake a short written assessment.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course places particular emphasis on the development of knowledge and skills sought by the broad spectrum of agencies associated with the criminal justice process. Students gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of crime, criminology and criminal justice through an in-depth examination of the historical, theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas.

Core and option modules include criminology; research methods; clinical criminology; racism and crime; penology; comparative policing; legal psychology; drugs; security, data and technology and risk management Assessment by written assignments, presentations and individualized Dissertation research.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Department of Criminology
Email
criminology@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 2458