Taught course

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Law, Politics and Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a social science or humanities subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Explore an exciting blend of criminology and criminal justice subjects – covering both theory and policy – and address key contemporary questions and debates.

Our MA is underpinned by our research expertise. You’ll be taught by experts in a wide range of theoretical and methodological areas. Our criminology research has focused on topics such as:

  • sexual violence
  • hate crime
  • sex work
  • women who kill
  • terrorism
  • policing
  • capital punishment
  • retributive 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.

Key facts

Explore criminological theory and policy to see how conceptual frameworks can be applied to thinking about crime and society.

Study in a lively and interdisciplinary intellectual environment, giving you the advantage of a wide-ranging knowledge set.

Learn from experts in their fields – our faculty publish journal articles and books, shaping the field of criminology and criminal justice studies.

How will I study?

Our core modules give you the necessary theoretical, methodological and empirical foundations. They cover:

  • criminology and criminal justice
  • debates in law
  • research methods.

Our options – from both law and criminology – are taught by specialist academics based on their areas of expertise.

Teaching methods include lectures, workshops and seminars. Assessment modes include presentations, essays and briefing papers as well as a 15,000-word dissertation.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.

English Language Support

Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.

Additional information for international students

We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our PhD degrees.

Visas and Immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website.
International students
Please see our website.

Postgraduate Masters Loan

Borrow up to £10,000 to contribute to your postgraduate study.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Law, Politics and Sociology
Email
lps@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 678655