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Masters in Criminal Justice in the UK in 2024

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Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology MA

Swansea University United Kingdom

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Criminal Justice and Criminology MSc

University of Derby United Kingdom

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Criminal Justice LLM

Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom

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Criminal Law and Criminal Justice LLM

University of Birmingham United Kingdom

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Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice MA, PG Cert, PG Dip

Bangor University United Kingdom

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Forensic Science and Criminal Justice MSc

University of Leicester United Kingdom

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Criminal Justice MSc, DProf

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) United Kingdom

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International Law and Criminal Justice LLM

University of East London (UEL) United Kingdom

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Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

City, University of London United Kingdom

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Criminology and Criminal Justice MA

Wrexham University United Kingdom

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Masters in Criminal Justice in the UK

Study Criminal Justice Masters Programmes

Studying for a degree in Criminal Justice will give you an insight into domestic and international criminal justice systems. You will examine the differences between civil, common and international law. You will also gain an insight into the infrastructure that enforces criminal law, from the police, to judges and policymakers.

To study Criminal law at university level, you should have a strong interest in legal frameworks and criminology.

By studying in this field, your modules are likely to cover topics such as:

  • Terrorism
  • Human rights
  • International crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Corporate crime
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Trial
  • Criminal Law

Graduates of degrees in Criminal Justice go on to work in a variety of fields across law, including working at law firms and law schools.

Postgraduate programmes in Criminal Justice are most commonly offered at universities as:

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip), which will typically take 1 year to complete when studied Full-Time
  • Master of Law (LLM degree), which can typically take between 1-2 years to complete, depending on whether you wish to study Full-time or Part-time
  • Master of Arts (MA degree), which can typically take between 1-2 years to complete when studied Full-time.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

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