Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

Criminology and Criminal Justice

This course gains an understanding of key contemporary issues and debates surrounding criminal justice institutions, crime and punishment. Topics include how to connect criminological theory with contemporary developments such as globalisation, and examination of the various issues in the international study of criminology. Students develop their knowledge of the theoretical and practical issues involved in research, learn about quantitative and qualitative investigative techniques and the broader epistemological framework, and build awareness of a range of methodologies.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2.2 or higher in an area related to criminology, and/or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications/experience will be considered if you can also demonstrate that you are capable of undertaking research. If your 1st language is not English, you must have an IELTS of 6.5 (6.0 in writing), or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Contemporary and comparative criminology; contemporary and comparative criminal justice; project design and professional development; methods of inquiry in the human sciences; master's project/dissertation; contemporary penology; comparative legal systems; comparative international policing; political violence, terrorism and security; researching historic and 'true crime'; drugs, crime and justice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through assignments, individual/group presentations, examination and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,020 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southampton Solent University Southampton SO14 0YN South East

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