London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Criminology and Social Research Methods

The focus of this course is contemporary substantive issues in criminology and criminal justice, and criminological research methods; it is therefore particularly appropriate for those engaged in criminal justice policy analysis and development or similar work in allied fields; students acquire a critical appreciation of key contemporary issues in the area of criminology and criminal justice; the methodological focus develops student skills in the area of criminological research and policy development.

Entry requirements

You should have a second class honours: 2.2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK second Class honours lower division or above in a related subject area. Applicants with extensive related work experience will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. In these cases, applicants will be interviewed by the Course Director. In so doing we will be able to assess applicants in terms of their academic and professional suitability. We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Course modules

Modules include: Criminological theory; crime, harm and victimisation; responding to crime: justice, social control and punishment; criminological research in practice; methods for social research and evaluation: philosophy, design and data collection; data analytic techniques for social scientists; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes coursework, examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,670 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,520 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7815 6100