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Criminology and Criminal Psychology MSc

Criminology and Criminal Psychology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Criminal Psychology Criminology

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology. Studying for a Criminology and Criminal Psychology Masters qualification gives you the opportunity to expand your subject knowledge and build on the skills you have gained during your undergraduate studies. The benefits extend beyond improving your earning potential.

If you have not previously studied for a Bachelors degree in criminology, criminal justice or related subjects, our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology course will provide grounding for a range of specialist careers including hundreds of different roles within the Police Service (from analytical Police Staff roles to serving Police Officers), working with offenders from support workers to probation and prison staff, working within victim services and roles within a variety of law enforcement agencies from the Security Services to the National Crime Agency.

The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge. As companies seek out graduates with the most advanced skills, a Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Psychology could give you the competitive edge you need to advance to these upper level positions.

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Study mode



24 months

Start date



This module provides students with an opportunity to conduct an original research project on a topic of interest, aligned to a relevant area within criminology or criminal psychology. Students will submit a research proposal in their research methods module and this proposal will be used to identify an appropriate member of staff to act as the student’s supervisor. The module is 36 weeks in duration and by the end of the module successful students will have produced a piece of research whether this be by primary or secondary methodologies, which will be commensurate of a masters level piece of independent work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

For Academic Entry Route: Students need an undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification. For Work Experience Route: Students need at least 5 years’ senior level work experience.