Masters | Postgraduate Course - Criminology (Full-time and Distance Learning) MSc Course Details within University of Plymouth

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Criminology (Full-time and Distance Learning) MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time, part-time route available

Study criminology at an advanced level and gain a relevant, in-depth and sophisticated understanding of contemporary criminological theory, as well as the necessary skills to strengthen your competence as a learner and practitioner. Benefit from a flexible approach to learning, studying the course where and when you want to. Explore and explain the causes of crime through theoretical approaches, in practice or via work-based learning, and open the door to a successful and fulfilling career.

You will engage with real world problems and issues. You will be inspired by renowned external speakers, student presenters and core lectures at our bespoke symposiums. You’ll also participate in contemporary and relevant applied criminological research through our strategic partnerships with regional, national or international criminal justice agencies and rights organisations. You will find career opportunities in a diverse range of settings.

Key features

  • Engage with real world problems and issues - the MSc Criminology adopts a problem-based approach to learning.
  • Be inspired by renowned external speakers, student presenters and core lectures at our bespoke symposiums.
  • 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.
  • Benefit from a blended learning environment which provides supportive and flexible learning, suitable for traditional, distance and part-time learning.
  • 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.

Module details

Core modules

  • CRIM714 Criminology Theory 
  • CRIM715 Criminology Research 
  • CRIM732 MSc Criminology Dissertation 
  • CRIM739 Crime, Culture, and Global Society 
  • CRIM740 Governance, Policing, Penality 
  • CRIM741 Vulnerability, Criminalisation, Inequality 

Entry Requirements

UK/EU

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.