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Criminology, Gender and Sexualities, MSc

Criminology, Gender and Sexualities, MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Gender Studies Criminology Criminal Law

Course type


Course Summary

This new MSc in Criminology, Gender and Sexualities is the only course of its kind in the UK. Explore growing trends towards gendered analyses of crime and punishment within the field of criminology.

This master's course draws upon a wide range of perspectives to explore contemporary debates in criminology. You'll consider the impact of the #MeToo campaign, the implications of sexual consent, and how different legal systems deal with sex-trafficking and drug-related crimes. You'll also address how mainstream theory and research has addressed issues such as gender and sexuality.

A range of creative learning techniques will help you develop presentation and project skills to enhance your future job prospects. Graduates will be well-suited to NGOs dedicated to gender and crime, as well as humanitarian agencies, government and legal institutions. The course will also benefit practitioners in these fields who wish to advance their careers.


You will be taught through a mixture of lectures and seminars. Sometimes you will be asked to lead a workshop for your peers under the guidance of your lecturers.


You will be assessed via workshops, presentations and essays. Your academic project will enable you to conduct your own independent research under the one-to-one guidance of your supervisor.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course will appeal to those wishing to extend their knowledge of gender-based research within criminology. Graduates of this course can also pursue other postgraduate research opportunities at the university, including an MPhil or PhD.

Potential career destinations include third sector / Non-Governmental Organisations working in gender and crime; charities and humanitarian agencies; local, national and international government and policy-making bodies; and education.

Given the international focus, students may also choose to embark upon a career with the Ministry of Justice, the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, and immigration. The MSc may also be of interest to practitioners working within these fields.

Different course options

Full time | University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus) | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aim of this module is to enable students to undertake independent critical research, display innovative problem-solving skills and to develop critical analytical/synthesis capacities in the interdisciplinary fields of gender, sexuality and crime. Specifically, this course focuses on a feminist critique of mainstream criminological theory and research methods. Redressing the historical gender-blindness of the discipline, and drawing upon various examples, this course explores (1) feminist-inspired theories relating to gender, sexuality and crime and (2) feminist-inspired research methodologies on the subjects of gender, sexuality and crime.

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

We will consider applicants with a first-class or upper second-class bachelor's degree with honours (or an overseas equivalent) in criminology or a cognate discipline. This may include law, sociology, history, geography, or another social sciences or humanities subject.

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