Taught course

Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Sussex · Sussex Law School

Entry requirements

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

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.

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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