Keele University

Keele University

Criminology and Criminal Justice

The course aims to deepen students' understanding of recent trends in crime, criminal justice, and governance by enabling them to explore advanced topics and contemporary developments in criminology and criminal justice studies in depth. Combining theoretical reflection and practical application, it aims to provide students with an opportunity to specialise in the latest developments in criminology, criminal justice and governance studies.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree or higher (or international equivalent) in one of the humanities or social science subjects (eg law, criminal justice, criminology, sociology, history, political science); applicants with other qualifications and appropriate experience are considered on a case by case basis; students for whom English is a 2nd language need English language proficiency of at least 6.5 in IELTS (or equivalent).

Course modules

Contemporary criminology (theory and practice); researching crime and criminal justice; contemporary challenges in criminal justice; dissertation; 1 optional module from: advanced topics in criminology and criminal justice; ethical issues in criminal justice.

Assessment methods

Essays; research proposal; case study; dissertation (15000-20000 words).

Sponsorship information

All students from North America (USA and Canada) are eligible for tuition breaks of 10%; students from universities that are among Keele university's partner institutions are eligible for tuition breaks of up to 25% of the tuition fee; all students are eligible for an ERASMUS grant for the period spent at an EU partner institution.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 calendar years
MA Part-time £ 2,585 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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