Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University


This course gives you the opportunity to gain a critical and informed understanding of criminology by exploring the debates at the forefront of the field. There is a particular emphasis upon the practical realities, uncertainties, complexities and solutions available for criminal justice and crime reduction. The course offers a distinctive theoretical and policy orientation of criminology. The emphasis on policy is specifically designed to offer a more vocationally relevant programme of Master's level study that will be more pertinent to students seeking a policy-orientated career in the Home Office, government office of the regions, local government and crime and disorder reduction partnerships.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate Honours degree (minimum 2.2). Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Master's Level in their Personal Statement.

Course modules

Modules may include: Contemporary and classical theoretical explanations of crime and criminal behaviour; current issues in social deviance; contemporary criminal justice practice; comprehensive research methods training; crime, community and neighbourhood; offender management and crime reduction; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes essays (including reports and reflective reports), policy papers, presentations, case studies and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for full-time and part-time Master's courses; these include: School of Social Sciences Masters scholarships (for Home / EU and International students) and Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,475 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 848 4200