Taught course

Criminal Justice

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, applicants with strong relevant criminal justice experience will be considered.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview
If you're interested in the study of crime and its related fields – and you want to learn more about the challenges facing politicians, policy makers and practitioners – then our Postgraduate Flexible Framework is for you.
On this course, you'll get to choose the subject areas and modules you study, and customise your own postgraduate degree with us. You'll be able to study full-time, part-time, or through distance-learning, and the modules and subjects you choose will determine which award title you'll eventually graduate with.
As well as learning core concepts such as research methods and ethics, you'll be able to specialise in one or two subjects – including Cybercrime, Criminology, and Criminal Psychology.

What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
  • Learn from an experienced team of criminal justice specialists in our Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Benefit from our local, national and international links with the criminal justice sector
  • Customise your degree to meet your career goals
  • Draw on the expertise and facilities in our Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Hear from guest speakers who are professionals in the criminal justice field
  • Learn through our supported distance learning programme, which gives you the flexibility to fit your studies in around other commitments
  • Have 24/7 access to the extensive facilities in our university library, including books, ejournals and newspaper
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you complete this course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the heritage, teaching, or other related industries.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities
What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree?
On this course you'll learn skills that apply to several career choices in areas such as:
  • Policing (as an officer or civilian staff)
  • Crime analysis
  • Probation
  • The courts and prison service
  • Local authorities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Military
  • Civil Service
  • Academia and research
  • Charities
  • Private industry

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £9,000 Part time: £4,500 per year (90 credits) (subject to annual increase) *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.
International students
Full time: £14,300 Part time: £7,150 per year (60 credits) (subject to annual increase) *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions team
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 5566