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Criminology and Criminal Psychology, MSc
Criminology and Criminal Psychology, MSc

Criminology and Criminal Psychology, MSc

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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English Requirement

IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill

Course Information

This master’s degree equips you with a deep understanding of the concepts, theories, methods and principles central to criminology and criminal psychology.

By studying Criminology and Criminal Psychology, you'll learn about the changing nature of psychology, law and criminology, and how to apply your knowledge in the forensic and legal arenas. The course will develop your ability to relate theory to practice with its broad coverage of criminological, forensic and psychological approaches to crime. Specific modules include criminal investigative psychology, crime theory, social forensic psychology, and crime, terrorism and the state.

The MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology will open a diverse range of career paths. Once you graduate, you will be well-placed for employment in public, private, and/or criminal justice work, or criminal, legal, and forensic psychological work.

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Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Criminal Investigative Psychology (15 credits)

  • Psychology, Development and Crime (15 credits)

  • Comparative Criminological Research Methods (30 credits)

  • Crime Theory (30 credits)

  • Criminology Postgraduate Dissertation (60 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Social Forensic Psychology (15 credits)

  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (15 credits)

  • Crime, Terrorism and the State (30 credits)

  • Sexuality, Culture and Criminality (30 credits)

  • Controversies in Contemporary Criminology (30 credits)

  • Crime and Criminal Justice in a Globalised and Gendered World (30 credits)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Many of our graduates already have careers, but some seek promotion or change roles within the same organisation. Others join the criminal justice system (police, courts, probation, prisons), work in security, intelligence, research or for a charitable or commercial organisation.

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Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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