Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

City University London
Course summary
2 years
9,000 GBP
Full time
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc - a City University degree programme

Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc, an innovative and interdisciplinary course, provides all the important skills in criminological analysis and helps redefine the policies and empirical studies of these issues.

The contents of the course include a wide range of topics such as criminal behaviour, policing and surveillance, victimology, crime prevention and media and popular culture.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants will normally have an upper second class honours degree or international equivalent. Applications from students with significant professional expertise experience in a field of employment or research related to criminology and criminal justice will also be considered.

Other Suitable Qualifications

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students

If you do not qualify for direct entry to the Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc course, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

If your 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).

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course,INTO City University London

offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.

Please click the links below for more information:

  • English for Postgraduate Study
  • Pre-sessional English

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Citizens from states other than Europe/Switzerland are may need to go for entry or visa applications

The way to apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: Those requiring a Tier 4 student visa for studying in the UK, cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc. City's Criminology curriculum prepares you for careers in research, policy development, the criminal justice system and related professions.

Where are they now?

Previous graduates are currently working in:

  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • Probation service
  • Foreign Office
  • Prison Service
  • Education
  • Mental health
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Doctoral Research

Training Course Content

Criminology is an intellectually dynamic and policy-orientated discipline. Understanding crime causation and crime control in the 21st century requires researchers and professionals who are able to think creatively and work across traditional disciplinary boundaries and subject areas.

This Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc emphasises the importance of locating key developments in criminological thinkingand crime control within an interdisciplinary and global context. We have a specific interest in utilising theories and methodology that enable us to research order, safety, risk and conflict in global cities such as London.

Our range of options allows for both breadth of study and specialisation.Modules:

  • Analysing Crime
  • Researching Criminal Justice
  • Research practice workshop series
  • Dissertation.

Elective Modules:

Choose three from an extensive list, including:

  • Criminal Minds
  • Victims: Policy and Politics
  • Crime News and Media Justice
  • The Information Society
  • Celebrity

NB: Elective module choices are subject to availability and timetabling constraints

Read the full 2014 programme specification.


The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £12,000


  • UK/EU students who apply for this course will be eligible for a £1,500 scholarship on a first-come first-served basis. All UK/EU applicants to this course will be automatically considered for this scholarship.
  • International students can apply for the School of Arts and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarship for this course.
  • Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.

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