Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Criminology and Criminal Justice

This course provides a grounding in criminological and criminal justice theory whilst allowing students to conduct specialist research on their chosen subject within the field. The applied nature of the course helps students to develop an advanced understanding of contemporary criminological theory in the context of its real world application. Not only will students master the theoretical and practical limitations of criminology and criminal justice, they also develop sharper critical thinking skills and problem solving skills as they work through a fascinating and revealing collection of genuine cases.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 minimum). Degrees in the social sciences, law or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable, especially if ECTS evidence is available. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and/or Accreditation of Experiential Prior Learning (APEL) are considered on an individual basis according to current university regulations.

Course modules

Modules include: criminology and criminal justice theory; qualitative research methods; quantitative research methods; optional modules: international and UK punishment (theory and practice); crime, violence and abuse; criminology and human rights; criminology of international crimes; criminology of international conflict personnel.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone number: 
01970 622729