City, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree is for independent, critical thinkers who want to work, or are working, within criminal justice or want to undertake further research. Many of our students have undergraduate criminology degrees, and come from universities across the world. Often they want to continue their learning or specialise within a specific subject area. Students also come from other science, humanities and legal backgrounds and from within the criminal justice system. Research methods form a key component of the programme so having an interest in data collection and analysis is valuable.

Students are encouraged to use their dissertation research to explore the spaces of criminal justice and to network with potentially useful contacts. London is the ideal environment to seek out both venerable institutions and cutting edge initiatives. The majority of postgraduate sociology modules are assessed by coursework. However, if you choose to study some modules outside of the department you may have different assessment methods so please check this carefully. You will need to gain a minimum pass mark of 50% in all assessment components.

The Criminology and Criminal Justice course is taught by internationally recognised experts and prepares you for careers across the public, private and voluntary sectors. From research to policy development and from the security services to the criminal justice system and victim support, you will have a wealth of employment options once you graduate. During this course students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,200 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,200 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,790 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,100 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,100 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,395 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants will normally have an upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent. We also encourage applications from students with significant professional experience in a field of employment or research related to criminology and criminal justice.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required: IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-test).