Taught course

Criminal Justice

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject (Social Science, Humanities, Law, Management, Psychology subject, or Forensic Science). Information Technology or Science-related subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with equivalent professional experience in a relevant organisation will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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 criminal justice – government policy, the penal process or the response of criminal justice systems to offending – then this MSc Criminal Justice Master’s degree is for you.
On this course, you'll focus on disadvantaged communities and groups, and their treatment by and within the criminal justice system. You’ll debate key issues such as policing, sentencing and types of punishment.
You can study the course full or part-time, on campus or through distance learning.

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 newspape
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.

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
TBC
International students
TBC

For information about fees and funding your studies, please visit: https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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