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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 10200 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 14790 per year

All study options

About Criminology and Criminal Justice at City, University of London

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.

Originally part of City’s MA in Human Rights, this degree offers a distinctive perspective on the relationship between criminology and human rights violations. It is global in outlook because, by its nature, crime is transnational and is taught by eminent criminologists who author the books that appear on reading lists across the country.

Here are some of the questions the course poses:

Why don’t more people commit criminal acts?

What does crime tell us about the society in which we live?

Why is crime considered abnormal but at the same time central to news, fiction and popular culture?

What would a victim-centred justice system look like?

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 10200 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14790 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fees listed are for full-time only. Part-time fees are:

UK/EU: £5,100 per year

£7,395 per year.

Entry requirements

If you are an overseas student whose first language is not English, the following qualification is required:

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four components)

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.

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