London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This course allows students to develop an advanced knowledge of crime and offenders, as well as to assess contemporary trends and concepts in criminal justice policy and community safety; it incorporates approaches to crime control within the community and penal institutions; students also gain the methodological and analytic skills required to conduct research within the field of crime and criminal justice; this level of knowledge and skill can prepare students for doctoral study or research posts within the criminal justice arena, or can consolidate professional experience.

Course Modules

Core modules: Contemporary issues in criminal justice; crime control and community safety; criminological research methods; crime and offender patterns. Students also select 1 'designate' module per semester, and these include (subject to availability): Community development; sexual violence (causes, consequences, and interventions); psychology and criminal behaviour; intelligence analysis; urban patterns and spatial analysis.

Course Additional Entry

A 2.2 Honours degree (or above) in a relevant discipline such as criminology or social and behavioural sciences; applications welcomed from those who have experience in criminal justice or who possess relevant professional qualifications; in some circumstances applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements may at the discretion of the course leader be permitted to enrol on the course; applicants whose 1st language is not English should provide proof of proficiency in the English language.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,965  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £885  Module. First year home fees