City, University of London

Course Introduction

Who is it for?

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.

Objectives:

At City we believe crime is multi-dimensional, which is why this MSc course brings the victim into focus, not just the offender. The criminal mind is complex and our understanding of it matters ? not just to the individual, but also to their family, the community and wider society at large.

We live in a criminogenic global society; one that is producing new forms of crime, and new criminal opportunities. City?s Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc course unpicks the power of the criminological imagination within this society.

This is not a Masters that focuses purely on criminal justice or crime control ? instead we emphasise cutting-edge theoretical analysis and methodological training, so you can research the contemporary significance of crime and see how it can be a powerful marker of social and institutional change.

Career prospects:

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. Previous graduates are now working in:

* The Metropolitan Police

* The National Probation service

* The UK Foreign Office

* The prison service

* Education

* Mental health

* Criminal justice charitable sector

* Doctoral research

* Prison Service.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,100 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,395 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,200 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,790 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,200 European 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: 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. Applicants whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required: IELTS: an overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub-test).
  • IELTS score: 7