Criminology - MSc (Full-time)London Metropolitan University
Criminology - MSc (Full-time)
Why study this course?
Our Criminology MSc degree will allow you to develop an advanced knowledge of crime and offenders, as well as assess contemporary trends and concepts in criminal justice policy and community safety. You'll explore approaches to crime control within the community and penal institutions to gain the skills required to conduct research within the field of crime and criminal justice. This level of knowledge can prepare you for doctoral study or research posts within the criminal justice arena, but it's also ideal for consolidating your professional experience.
The course looks at criminology from both a theoretical and an applied perspective, covering areas including criminal justice, prisons, crime prevention, and crime and offender patterns.
You’ll apply research methods and techniques such as assessing patterns in specific forms of crimes and offending behaviour, and considering the prevalence, characteristics and typologies of specific types of offence. You’ll also critically assess recent and current policies and practices with crime control and community safety. Option modules will allow you to develop a specialism in a field that interests you, such as intelligence analysis, psychology and crime, sexual violence, terrorism and counter-terrorism, and urban patterns.
You will be required to have:
- At least a lower second class honours degree in a relevant discipline such as criminology, or social and behavioural sciences (applications are also welcome from those who have experience in criminal justice or possess relevant professional qualifications)
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
Does this course require proof of English proficiency?
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- Contemporary Issues in Criminology
- Crime Control and Community Safety
- Criminological Research Methods
- Criminology Dissertation
- Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
- Crime, Risk and Early Intervention
- Explaining Violence
- Psychology and Crime
- Transnational Organised Crime
Modules and module details are subject to change over time
- UK/EU students: £8,950 per year
- International students: £13,250 per year
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
The aim of the course is to prepare you for employment or further study in the criminal justice sector. The curriculum will equip you for a range of careers in the criminal justice system and related professions, all with excellent recruitment prospects. Key career paths include the Metropolitan Police Service, Probation Service, Foreign Office, Prison Service, youth offending and community safety departments, as well as academic or government research posts.
Past graduates have gone on to work as senior detective constables, researchers, fraud officers, criminal lawyers and probation officers.
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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