Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University


This course examines criminology and criminal justice in their widest sense to include consideration of issues such as human rights, politics, international relations and social policy. It gives students the opportunity to explore both theoretical and applied criminology, and to engage critically in considering the relationships between theory, research, policy and practice.

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in criminology or a related field, or a postgraduate diploma, or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an honours degree. It is recognised that non-standard applicants may be well-equipped to successfully complete Masters level study and applications will be assessed flexibly, while maintaining the necessary academic standards.

Course modules

2 40 credit core units will be studied: Crime, criminology and criminal justice; sociological research methods. Additionally students will study 2 20 credit units entitled: Critiquing crime and justice; and contemporary criminological debates. These Level 7 units will cover a broad range of topics chosen from the following: Diversity and criminal justice; penal punishment; restorative justice; working with offenders; youth justice; child sexual exploitation; crime and place; deception studies; drug trends and developments; evaluating criminal justice; policing beyond borders.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through coursework which includes essays, reports, case studies, presentations and a final dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0161 247 6969