London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Criminology

This course is supported by research experts in the field whose work is widely published. It allows you to develop an advanced knowledge of crime and offenders and the ability to assess contemporary trends and concepts in criminal justice policy and community safety. You'll explore approaches to crime control within the community and penal institutions and gain the methodological and analytic skills required to conduct research within the field of crime and criminal justice. This level of knowledge and skill can prepare you for doctoral study or research posts within the criminal justice arena, or can consolidate your professional experience. As part of the course you will have the opportunity to be involved in a one-week exchange programme with an American university where you'll explore criminal justice agencies and meet a range of practitioners.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have a lower second honours degree (or above) in a relevant discipline such as criminology or social and behavioural sciences, or experience in criminal justice or relevant professional qualifications. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.

Course modules

Core modules include

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice,
Crime Control and Community Safety,
Criminological Research Methods, and
Crime and Offender Patterns.

You will also select one 'designate' module per semester and these include (subject to availability):

Community Development,
Sexual Violence: causes, consequences, and interventions,
Psychology and Criminal Behaviour,
Intelligence Analysis, and Urban Patterns and Spatial Analysis.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through essays, projects and examinations. Most work is assessed by essays and the dissertation is between 12,000 and 15,000 words which is to be completed over the summer study period. The dissertation forms a key element of the course and allows you to pursue in-depth a topic of your choosing.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,300 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 1,300 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,150 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,350 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

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