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MSc Criminology


Course Description

Taking a multi and inter-disciplinary approach, this course places particular emphasis on the development of knowledge and skills sought by the broad spectrum of agencies associated with the criminal justice process. Students gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of crime, criminology and criminal justice through an in-depth examination of the historical, theoretical and applied knowledge in these areas. The programme also examines the current political, economic and social context of relevant debates in the UK and abroad.

The course has been prepared by lecturers who are at the forefront of research in this field. Subject information is updated constantly to keep abreast of this fast-changing subject area, and the very latest teaching techniques are geared to providing an intellectually stimulating, enjoyable and enriching learning experience.


Course Structure and Assessment

The course is studied either full-time over one year or part-time over two years. The programme consists of three core modules, three optional modules and a topic dissertation. Each module is assessed via 4,000 word essay. A 20,000 word dissertation must also be successfully completed to achieve the MSc degree.

Module One: Understanding Crime
Module Two: Penology
Module Three: Criminological Research Methods
Module Four: Option 1
Module Five: Option 2
Module Six: Option 3

Option modules currently available include: Crime, Justice and Psychology, Terrorism II, Media and Crime, Racism, Crime and Disorder, Crime, Justice and the Law, Sexual Violence, Risk Management, Drugs and Crime, Transnational Policing, Surveillance and Society

Entry Requirements

The course is open to people with a first or second class honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification. However, we are able to give special consideration to applicants with significant relevant work experience.

Visit the MSc Criminology page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first or second class honours degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification.

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