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Criminal Justice and Criminology MSc

Criminal Justice and Criminology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Criminology Law / Legal Studies Criminal Law

Course type


Course Summary

This innovative and stimulating course aims to respond to the complex challenges that crime poses for contemporary society. It delivers cutting-edge knowledge and valuable insights into both theory and practice, helping you to advance your career in criminal justice. Our course is designed for anyone with an interest in the critical social and political challenges which crime presents. It will appeal to recent graduates with a first degree in a relevant subject area who want to deepen their knowledge. It is equally valuable for current practitioners and managers within the criminal justice, rehabilitative and penal systems, including social workers and social work managers, prison governors or officers, police officers and lawyers.

The emphasis is on continuous assessment and written assignments. Some modules may also include presentations and group projects for assessment purposes. This course leads to a valuable qualification if you are planning academic or research roles in criminology. It also provides an excellent stepping stone into professional careers in criminal justice or with any public, private and third sector agencies concerned with crime prevention and community safety.

Different course options

Full time | One Friar Gate Square | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Criminological Frameworks - Core
The American Criminal Justice System - Core
Forensic Psychology and Offending - Core
Criminal Justice: Theory and Practice - Core
Research Methods - Core
Punishment, Offending and Desistance - Core
Dissertation - Core
Practitioner Research - Core
Contemporary Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice - Core
Managing Criminal Justice - Core
Global Criminal Justice Systems - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £630 per 20 credits and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £13,500 and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have an undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) in criminology or a related subject. We also welcome applicants who have substantial and relevant professional experience but do not have a degree.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across three campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study...more

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