Criminology and Criminal Psychology, MSc

Course Introduction

This master?s degree equips you with a deep understanding of the concepts, theories, methods and principles central to criminology and criminal psychology.

By studying Criminology and Criminal Psychology, you'll learn about the changing nature of psychology, law and criminology, and how to apply your knowledge in the forensic and legal arenas. The course will develop your ability to relate theory to practice with its broad coverage of criminological, forensic and psychological approaches to crime. Specific modules include criminal investigative psychology, crime theory, social forensic psychology, and crime, terrorism and the state.

The MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology will open a diverse range of career paths. Once you graduate, you will be well-placed for employment in public, private, and/or criminal justice work, or criminal, legal, and forensic psychological work.

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Teaching</u>

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours are likely to fall between 9am and 9pm but this depends on your elective courses and tutorials.

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Assessment</u>

On this course, students are assessed by coursework and presentations. Some psychology modules may also include exams. There are also practice assessments, which help you to monitor your own progress and make continual improvement.

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Careers and placements</u>

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Many of our graduates already have careers, but some seek promotion or change roles within the same organisation. Others join the criminal justice system (police, courts, probation, prisons), work in security, intelligence, research or for a charitable or commercial organisation.

Start Date

2020-SEP-21. 2020-SEP-21.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,500 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,000 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: You should have a UK undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above (or an equivalent qualification - both level and grade - from a recognised non-UK university) in criminology or a related discipline.
  • International entry requirements: You should have a UK undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above (or an equivalent qualification - both level and grade - from a recognised non-UK university) in criminology or a related discipline. IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • IELTS score: 6.5