Taught course

Applied Criminology

Institution
University of Winchester · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Modules

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

Home and EU tuition fee: £4,900
International tuition fee: £10,900

Limited bursaries, scholarships and discounts are available - please see our website under 'Students and Money' for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries and Applications
Email
course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1962 827234