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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to enter your chosen profession. Explore the fascinating and complex world of crime, deviance, security and insecurity as they relate to careers in crime prevention, detection and security. Develop your understanding of criminological concepts and methods and how they’re used in professional contexts, with opportunities to gain direct experience through a work placement or internship. Complete advanced training in criminological research methods relevant to applied settings, in keeping with our ethos of active and engaged learning. The programme is designed to prepare students for a range of criminological careers, specifically focused around three professional pathways: forensic psychology, policing and security. Taught elements of the course also take place on at West Downs, Winchester.

Different course options

Full time | University of Winchester | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Students will study this module in semester 2. The module allows students to critically reflect upon a period of professional experience in a context appropriate to the course. The module is open to students in full or part time employment in an appropriate career as well as those who access the professional context through an internship, or period of voluntary or work experience. Students will undertake professional tasks and roles and critically reflect on their practice in the context of specialist career trajectories. They will produce a portfolio of achievement to reflect their professional experience. This portfolio should act as a resource to deploy within subsequent career development. Students will learn to identify their own professional development needs and professional development resources available to them.

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

A related undergraduate degree (first or second-class Honours) is desirable but not essential as the second semester of the full-time MSc is devoted to developing students dissertation within a criminal justice environment.