City, University of London

City, University of London

Criminology and Criminal Justice

This degree is for independent, critical thinkers who want to work, or are working, within criminal justice or want to undertake further research. Many of our students have undergraduate criminology degrees, and come from universities across the world. Often they want to continue their learning or specialise within a specific subject area. Students also come from other science, humanities and legal backgrounds and from within the criminal justice system. Research methods form a key component of the programme so having an interest in data collection and analysis is valuable. This is not a Masters that focuses purely on criminal justice or crime control - instead we emphasise cutting-edge theoretical analysis and methodological training, so you can research the contemporary significance of crime and see how it can be a powerful marker of social and institutional change. Originally part of City's MA in Human Rights, this degree offers a distinctive perspective on the relationship between criminology and human rights violations. It is global in outlook because, by its nature, crime is transnational and is taught by eminent criminologists who author the books that appear on reading lists across the country.

Course modules

Core modules: Analysing Crime; Criminal Justice Policy and Practice; Research Workshop; and Dissertation. Elective modules: Criminal Minds; Victims: Policy and Politics; Developments in Communication Policy; or Celebrity. NB: Elective module choices are subject to availability and timetabling constraints.

Assessment methods

The majority of postgraduate sociology modules are assessed by coursework. However, if you choose to study some modules outside of the department you may have different assessment methods so please check this carefully. You will need to gain a minimum pass mark of 50% in all assessment components. During the dissertation phase of the degree you also have the chance to visit the Central Criminal Court (otherwise known as the Old Bailey) and in some cases undertake a prison visit. One student is currently in New York, researching the New York Police Department, as part of her dissertation on the stresses of being a police officer in 2016.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,000 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,750 per (Year 1) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,000 per (Year 1) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,750 per (Year 1) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,750 per (Year 1) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,750 per (Year 1) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate and Research enquiries
Telephone number: 
02070400249