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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Criminology Criminal Law

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc by Research in Criminal Justice within MSc by Research in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences aims to develop researchers who are conceptually aware, who can utilize a range of skills and methods, and who can practice and develop their own research capabilities, and disseminate that research in a meaningful way. Students from across our MSc by Research subject areas share a programme of study that explores the challenges common to all researchers. After these taught modules, students will then undertake an individual research project that will take the form of a dissertation or other research output agreed with their supervisor (e.g. two journal articles). Full-time students will have 8 months to complete their research, while part-time students will have 20 months to complete. Upon successful completion of the Research Project students will be awarded an MSc by Research in Criminal Justice. We strive to deliver a high quality programme that is rooted in our research strengths, and that will provide an innovative, flexible framework in which to develop and exploit the very best postgraduate research training possible. Through working with established researchers and research groupings it is hoped our graduates will contribute to world class science and social science research that already takes place within our Faculty, delivering excellence and impact both nationally and abroad.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree. Applications from students with less than a 2:2 will only be considered if appropriate experiential learning can be demonstrated. e.g. if you have been working in a research environment for some time.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells, One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff. They have four academic...more

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