Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.
Months of entry
MSc Applied Criminology at Winchester explores the contributions of criminology to relevant professional settings. It reinforces students' understandings of key criminological concepts and methods, translates them to a variety of professional settings and provides
students with both direct experience and enhanced understanding of these professional contexts.
Applied Criminology considers crime, deviance, security and insecurity and addresses a variety of different criminological careers, offering modules relevant to three distinct professional pathways: forensic psychology, policing and security.
In keeping with an ethos of active and engaged learning, students undertake advanced training in criminological research methods relevant to applied settings and gain direct experience through a work placement/internship or work-based learning opportunity for those students employed in relevant professional settings.
- Applied Criminology
- Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
- Movement and Security in a Global World
- Investigative Leadership and Management in Policing
- Comparative Perspectives on Contemporary Policing
- Foundations of Forensic Psychology Practice
- The Criminal Justice System and the Legal Framework
- Applied Criminological Research
- Work-based Learning in Applied Criminology
The programme is taught through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, workshops, external visits, work-based learning and independent research. Contact with industry experts is a key feature of the course and students meet with regular guest speakers from a number of external organisations concerned with crime, deviance and security. Students have the opportunity to explore these organisations through field visits and work placements.
Assessments mirror the demands of the professional settings explored through the course and challenge students to produce industry-ready outputs and to tackle live issues and case studies. Assessments include reports, briefing papers, presentations, analysis of policy and professional practice, portfolios and professionally relevant original research.
The programme is designed to prepare students for a range of criminological careers, specifically focused around three professional pathways: forensic psychology, policing and security.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent approved test. International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.
Fees and funding
Limited bursaries, scholarships and discounts are available - please see our website under 'Students and Money' for more details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries and Applications
- +44 (0) 1962 827234