MA International Criminology

University of Sheffield    School of Law

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Award winner
Law (22) Sociology (33)

FindAMasters summary

Unleash your potential with the MA International Criminology programme at the University of Sheffield. Dive into the realm of global criminology and criminal justice through a unique lens of international perspectives. This one-year full-time or two-year part-time course is tailored for individuals with a passion for criminology, law, or social sciences. Delve into research-led teachings delivered by renowned experts in the field, equipping you with a deep understanding of key challenges in the realm of criminology. Explore a diverse range of modules each year, allowing you to tailor your learning experience to your interests. The programme's emphasis on comparative and international perspectives sets it apart, offering a comprehensive understanding of contemporary issues in criminology. With a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject, such as criminology or law, you can embark on this enriching academic journey. Benefit from the School of Law's exceptional research performance and practical experiences, including the FreeLaw Clinic and various pro bono opportunities. Join us at Bartolome´ House and unlock a world of opportunities to shape your future in the field of criminology.

About the course

One of only a few courses that focuses on comparative and international perspectives to explore the key issues in criminology and criminal justice globally today.

The International Criminology MA will allow you to explore key challenges in criminology and criminal justice internationally. It's designed for both those who have studied criminology previously, and those who come from law or other social science perspectives, as well as criminal justice practitioners.

Our research-led teaching draws from the research expertise of the many expert and internationally known criminology and criminal justice staff at the University of Sheffield.

Read more about this course

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject, such as criminology, law or a related social sciences or humanities subject.

 Course Content

Visit institution website

Chat to a Student Ambassador

Our student ambassadors are the best people to tell you about what studying at University of Sheffield is like.

Chat to a student now

Where will I study?

Where is University of Sheffield


Student Profile

Shannon Tighe

The University of Sheffield is the perfect place to study International Criminology because it has such a diverse range of staff and international students to develop rich debate and conversation. The support has been amazing with check-ups on how I’m doing and the teachers are happy to talk to you if you’re having issues understanding any topics.


The Aziz Foundation was established in 2015 by the Aziz family, and is inspired by the values and teaching of Islam to support the most disadvantaged communities in Britain. Since 2019, the foundation has focused on supporting Muslim individuals by offering masters scholarships that allow recipients to progress in their careers and make meaningful contributions to their industry, community and society as a whole.

Successful applicants will receive a full scholarship for their tuition fees and access to a programme of training days and career mentors via Aziz Scholarships Plus and the Aziz Scholars Association.

Scholarships are awarded to UK individuals with career aspirations in media and journalism, technology, sustainability and the environment, law, policy (excluding health policy) and creative content.

The University of Sheffield awards are therefore restricted to those applying to one of the postgraduate taught courses listed below.

Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:

Eligible for Home fees status at the University
Be active within a Muslim community and demonstrate intimate knowledge of issues affecting British Muslim communities
Able to demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development within Britain
Demonstrate that they require financial assistance in order to undertake a masters degree

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition fee scholarship

Application Procedure

Applications are submitted online, via a portal on the Aziz Foundation website. Applicants will need to demonstrate active engagement in British Muslim communities, a long-term commitment to community/societal development, and a need for financial assistance in order to undertake a masters degree.

Find out more

Search Suggestions

Based on your current searches we recommend the following search filters