Middlesex University

Course Introduction

Students on this course will develop knowledge and understanding of crime and criminal justice at national and international levels. The course promotes a critical and comparative approach to these issues and will enable and equip students to apply traditional and contemporary criminological perspectives and methods to rapidly changing problems and concerns. Students have the opportunity to attend common study sessions with postgraduate criminologists studying in universities across Europe including Athens, Barcelona, Ghent, Hamburg and Rotterdam and also at John Jay College in New York. Staff on the course are all members of the Crime and Conflict Research Centre and are involved in research in the areas of crime, policing, community safety, justice and victimisation, and also in the broader field of conflict, social movements, international conflicts, political violence and terrorism.

Course Modules

Compulsory: Theory and research in criminology; crime, conflict and control; dissertation in criminology. Optional: Drugs, crime and criminology; global criminology; criminal justice, courts and prisons; youth offending and disorder; community safety and public protection.

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. Applications from candidates with appropriate qualifications and a minimum of 3 years work experience are welcomed. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants must possess competence in English language and we normally require grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all 4 components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening and writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £80  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £47  Credit module. First year home fees