University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

The MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme provides students with the conceptual knowledge and skills to open up diverse career paths. This approach provides you with knowledge of the changing nature of psychology, law and criminology, and professional applications. It will also develop your ability to relate theory to practice in a way that provides more informed solutions to problems, and opportunities in the workplace. There is valuable research grounding and a broad coverage of criminological, forensic and psychological approaches to crime and criminality.

Teaching is through a combination of small group seminars, lectures, workshops and one-to-one supervision. Assessment is via coursework, examination(s), class presentation and a dissertation project. This programme encompasses criminological, legal, forensic and psychological approaches. It will appeal to those with a broad interest in criminology and criminal psychological issues, including those whose future employment is likely to involve public, private and/or non-governmental criminological or criminal justice work, or applied criminal/legal/forensic psychological work in the UK or internationally. It is relevant to careers in local government, European and international institutions, and national and international non-governmental organisations. It will also appeal to those wishing to prepare for a research degree in humanities and social sciences.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have typically, an undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above in criminology or a related discipline from a UK or EU university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas university. We welcome applications from mature students and/or students with professional work backgrounds.
  • International entry requirements: Students who are educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, they should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.
  • IELTS score: 6.5