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    Institute of Criminal Justice Studies Logo
  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Sociology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    12 October 2018

Course content

Overview

If you're interested in the study of crime and its related fields – and you want to learn more about the challenges facing politicians, policy makers and practitioners – then our Postgraduate Flexible Framework is for you.

On this course, you'll get to choose the subject areas and units you study, and customise your own postgraduate degree with us. The units and subjects your choose will determine which award title you'll eventually graduate with.

As well as learning core concepts such as research methods and ethics, you'll be able to specialise in one or two subjects – including Cybercrime, Criminology, and Criminal Psychology.

What you'll experience

As well as the core elements of the course, you can choose to specialise in the following subjects:

You'll also complete a major project or dissertation of your choice, with the support of expert staff and researchers who are active in the field.

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you complete this course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the heritage, teaching, or other related industries.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching​

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • individual and group projects
  • online materials

How you're assessed​

You'll be assessed through:

  • essays
  • case study
  • literature review
  • research proposal
  • dissertation or major project

Careers and opportunities

On this course you'll learn skills that apply to several career choices in areas such as:

  • Policing (as an officers or civilian staff)
  • Crime analysis
  • Probation
  • The courts and prison service
  • Local authorities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Military
  • Civil Service
  • Academia and research
  • Charities
  • Private industry

Visit the Criminal Justice MSc page on the University of Portsmouth website for more details!

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