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Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

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Full time | Northampton Square | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Criminology Law / Legal Studies Criminal Law Criminal Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

Investigate the human fascination with crime by taking a critical approach to criminology and criminal justice in this MSc programme. You may pursue an established field of learning or specialise in a subject area that relates to your background or career ambitions.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will benefit from the global perspectives of crime, deviance and criminal justice systems presented in this MSc.

Integral to our inquiries thus are cultural narratives and social reactions. We believe that a multi-dimensional approach to the phenomena of crime and deviance that considers the offender, the victim and the familial and social networks that are integral to such behaviours and the responses they elicit is key to our teaching.

Who is this course for?

If you are an independent thinker who wants to work within criminal justice, or perhaps already does, this degree is ideal. You can undertake specific research that builds on undergraduate criminology degrees taken anywhere in the world.

An interest in data collection and analysis will also be useful as research methods form a key component of the programme.

You might have a background in science, humanities or law, and you might already be working in the criminal justice system.


The Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc can prepare you for careers across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

You will have a wealth of different employment options open to you when you graduate. These span from research and policy development to the security services and criminal justice system.

Our graduates have been recruited by the following organisations:

  • The Metropolitan Police
  • The National Probation Service
  • The UK Foreign Office
  • The Prison Service

You might also consider staying in education and pursuing further research through a relevant PhD.


This module will provide you with a broad overview and understanding of a range of methodological approaches to empirical research, their characteristics, strengths and limitations, and the processes involved in putting them into practice.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have an upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent. We also encourage applications from students with significant professional experience in a field of employment or research related to criminology and criminal justice.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK institution, offering an innovative programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses which uphold the university’s commitment to enhance people’s lives through education. City is a research-driven university and has around 21,000 enrolled students, of which 45% are studying postgraduate qualifications. The university community is a diverse and international population home to students from...more

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