MSc Criminology

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc 1 Year Full-time, Part-time route available

Course Description

Build critical in-depth knowledge of 21st century criminological issues in a global and domestic context. Our MSc Criminology programme utilises a research led teaching approach where modules are designed and delivered by active and publishing academic researchers which ensures a range of dynamic themes and criminological perspectives. You will engage with real world issues in bespoke workshops offering diverse teaching approaches such as lectures, debates, student discussions and group tasks.

Key features

  • Engage with real world problems and issues - the MSc Criminology adopts a problem-based approach to learning.
  • Learn from internationally recognised, research-active staff who ensure the programme is at the cutting edge of developments in criminological theory and criminal justice policy and practice.
  • Experience criminology’s interdisciplinary approach which draws upon sociology, psychology, history, politics, international relations, geography, law and many other subjects.
  • Participate in contemporary and relevant applied criminological research through our strategic partnerships with regional (police, youth justice, probation), national (Howard League for Penal Reform, Children’s Rights Alliance, Prison Reform Trust) or international (Amnesty International, United Nations High Commission on Human Rights) criminal justice agencies and rights organisations.
  • Choose a career in the private, public or third sector – highly transferable skills mean you will find career opportunities in a diverse range of settings.

Entry Requirements

You should have a second-class honours degree or equivalent, or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements. We welcome applicants with international qualifications. 

Personal statement
Applicants are required to submit a personal statement within the application form that addresses the following questions: Why are you suitable to study at this level? Why do you want to study criminology at Plymouth? What is your specific area of interest? What do you hope to achieve?

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