Taught course

Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Sussex · School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in a social sciences or humanities subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore an exciting blend of criminology and criminal justice subjects and address key contemporary questions and debates. By studying criminological theory and policy you’ll see how conceptual frameworks can be applied to thinking about crime and society.

Our MA is underpinned by our research expertise. You’ll be taught by experts who shape the field of criminology and criminal justice studies.

Our criminology research has focused on topics such as:

  • sexual violence
  • capital punishment
  • restorative justice
  • cultural criminology
  • existential criminology.

Our course also draws on expertise from the Sussex Law School, which will enable you to develop an interdisciplinary perspective. You’ll study in a lively intellectual environment, giving you the advantage of a wide-ranging knowledge set.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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