University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


The basic aims of the programme are: To offer an up-to-date and high-quality course, introducing students to some of the most important theory and research in criminology; to offer a sound foundation for more advanced work, such as that involved in research and teaching careers in criminology, and in particular for progression to the Institute�s PhD in Criminology; to provide those who do wish to proceed to careers beyond academic or research contexts with a sound foundation of knowledge and methodological skills, which can be used effectively in relation to work in criminal justice agencies, the legal profession or other professional or voluntary organisations.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree or equivalent required, prior qualification in criminology not essential; applicants whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English; IELTS score 7.5, or TOEFL score 637 in conjunction with 5.5 in test of written english.

Course modules

There are 2 compulsory seminar courses: criminological theories and criminological research methods; 3 further courses are selected from approximately 12 optional seminar courses offered each year.

Assessment methods

Each course is examined by an essay of 3000 words; a short thesis (not exceeding 18000 words).

Sponsorship information

ESRC Advanced Course Studentships; Wakefield Scholarships and Manuel-Lopez-Rey Studentships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 9,960 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 19,557 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Telephone number: 
01223 335360/3