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Criminology and Criminal Justice (MA)

Course Description

About this course

Are you seeking to enter the criminal justice or community justice sectors? Want to work with drug action teams or in the voluntary and charitable sector?

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northumbria University is a dynamic course that offers a flexible mode of study. You will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the key themes, issues and political debates concerning crime, crime control and criminal and social justice in the UK and globally.

Learn from an exciting, vibrant and dynamic team of scholars who are high quality teachers and internationally renowned experts within their subject. All of the Criminology staff team have doctorates or extensive professional experience in the Criminology/criminal justice sector.

Equipped with excellent practical, communication, and transferable skills you will be well placed for a range of roles including drug action teams, law enforcement, research, community safety, local authority, voluntary and charitable sectors.

Full time September start (12 months)


Full time January start (16 months)


Part time January start (2 years)


Part time September start (2 years)


Who would this Course suit?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in enhancing their knowledge of historical, contemporary and global perspectives on crime, criminal justice and social control. It’s suitable for those with and without previous criminological experience who want to benefit from research-informed and practice-based learning.

Visit the Criminology and Criminal Justice (MA) page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree in a social science related subject area, an equivalent professional qualification and / or relevant experience will be considered as entry requirements. Degree and non-degree applicants will be asked to complete a written application and may be invited for interview before admission.

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