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Criminology and Criminal Psychology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Criminal Psychology Criminology

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme provides students with the conceptual knowledge and skills to open up diverse career paths. This approach provides you with knowledge of the changing nature of psychology, law and criminology, and professional applications. It will also develop your ability to relate theory to practice in a way that provides more informed solutions to problems, and opportunities in the workplace. There is valuable research grounding and a broad coverage of criminological, forensic and psychological approaches to crime and criminality.

Teaching is through a combination of small group seminars, lectures, workshops and one-to-one supervision. Assessment is via coursework, examination(s), class presentation and a dissertation project. This programme encompasses criminological, legal, forensic and psychological approaches. It will appeal to those with a broad interest in criminology and criminal psychological issues, including those whose future employment is likely to involve public, private and/or non-governmental criminological or criminal justice work, or applied criminal/legal/forensic psychological work in the UK or internationally. It is relevant to careers in local government, European and international institutions, and national and international non-governmental organisations. It will also appeal to those wishing to prepare for a research degree in humanities and social sciences.

Different course options

Full time | University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus) | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module aims to equip students with a criminological understanding of research methods and methodological skills, including the rationale for their use and application. The course addresses all aspects of the research process, from identifying the appropriate theory and methodological design, the undertaking of real world research to the analysis/evaluation of data. It includes both quantitative and qualitative methods, thereby encouraging analysis of both the theoretical and reflexive nature of enquiry, as well as an appreciation of the assumptions that underlie the theory/research relationship. The use and relevance of research will also be considered in relation to its use by governments and other agencies including both the private and voluntary sector as well as considering international research, thereby providing a comparative approach to research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have typically, an undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above in criminology or a related discipline from a UK or EU university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas university. We welcome applications from mature students and/or students with professional work backgrounds.

Department profile

Undertaking your postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences is your opportunity to study at one of London’s most beautiful campuses, based on the banks of the River Thames. We cover a range of academic disciplines across four very distinct schools....more

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more