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MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

Course Description

During the course, you will gain an understanding of key issues in criminal justice policy and the administration of justice.

You will study topics which will give you a specialised understanding of organised crime, the complex relationship between policing and public perception, the investigation of homicide in the UK and internationally, and you will develop a working knowledge of the techniques used in investigating fraud and money laundering.


Contemporary Criminal Justice Issues
Counter Terrorism Policing
Investigating Financial Crime
Homicide Investigation
Organised Crime
Research Methodology


We have tailored the MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice course to meet the requirements of graduates and professionals wishing to further their studies in this vibrant and increasingly important subject.

Why choose this course?

Covering exciting contemporary issues within the criminal process, such as homicide investigation, the threat of global organised crime and fraud investigation the course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in this competitive field.

The research methodology and dissertation modules aim to ensure that you receive training in a range of research skills; invaluable in both the professional and academic worlds.

The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranked us as the top modern London-based law school and our highly experienced and specialised teaching team will ensure your learning experience will be second to none.

Career and study progression

You will acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding to succeed in a wide range of careers in the criminal justice sector.

You may also wish to undertake a research degree to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

Visit the MA Criminology and Criminal Justice page on the University of West London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification with appropriate content.Applicants with extensive work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

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