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Master of Science in Criminology University of Plymouth University of Plymouth, UK


Jan 2023, Sep 2023

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GBP 16500

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12 months


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Program Overview

Build critical in-depth knowledge of 21st century criminological issues in a global and domestic context. Our blended learning approach means students will be provided online learning materials such as podcasts, vodcasts and online discussion forums, offering a flexible approach to learning. This is supplemented by on-campus learning opportunities through personal tutoring, dissertation supervision and tri-annual symposium events attended by world-leading experts and practitioners in the ?eld.

During this year you will study core modules in criminological theory and research design, covering the advanced study of critical and theoretical perspectives within criminology and criminal justice and preparing you for writing a dissertation. In the two bespoke modules 'Global Inequality, Vulnerability and Justice' and 'Crime, Culture and Control' you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of criminological issues, each of which is taught by an active researcher in that field. Gain a relevant, advanced and sophisticated understanding of contemporary criminology and the skills necessary to strengthen your competencies as both a learner and practitioner.

Key Features

  • Engage with real world problems and issues - the MSc Criminology adopts a problem-based approach to learning.
  • Enjoy flexible learning afforded by online delivery of core materials through podcasts, vodcasts and discussion forums.
  • Be inspired by renowned criminological researchers and practitioners at our bespoke symposium events.
  • Learn from internationally recognised, research-active staff who ensure the programme is at the cutting edge of developments in criminological theory and criminal justice policy and practice.
  • Experience criminology’s interdisciplinary approach which draws upon sociology, psychology, politics, international relations, geography, law and many other subjects.
  • Participate in contemporary and relevant applied criminological research through our strategic partnerships with regional (police, youth justice, probation), national (Howard League for Penal Reform, Children’s Rights Alliance, Prison Reform Trust) or international (Amnesty International, United Nations High Commission on Human Rights) criminal justice agencies and rights organisations.
  • Choose a career in the private, public or third sector – highly transferable skills mean you will find career opportunities in a diverse range of settings.
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Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have a Bachelor's Degree.

    6.5 IELTS Score
    90 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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