London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

The course encourages you to look critically at public protection, a key practitioner concept for professionals working in socially responsible professions. You will explore applied and theoretical critical understanding of public protection and other aspects of risk, which will transform the professional practice of participants or enhance their future employability. Modules draw on the research expertise of staff, and aim to create a virtuous circle, where contacts generated through students/staff on the course and via the London Practitioner Forum will enable and assist their further research.

Course Modules

Understanding public protection and risk; crime control and community safety; criminological research methods; crime and offender patterns; criminological dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

A relevant 1st degree (such as a degree in criminology, social or behavioural sciences); specific experience related to crime and the CJS (such as police or probation work); relevant professional qualifications. In some circumstances applicants who do not possess the standard entry qualifications may be permitted to enrol on the MSc, at the discretion of the course leader. Applications are welcomed from overseas students, and all applicants are considered on individual merit, without regard to gender, marital status, disability, race, ethnic origin, religion or social background. The course will be taught in English, and for those applicants whose native language is not English, evidence of proficiency in the English language will be required.

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  Credit module. First year home fees