University of Leicester

University of Leicester


Students study all aspects of crime, criminology and the criminal justice system through examining key theories and policies within social, political and historical contexts; the course covers the current political, economic and social context of relevant debates in the UK and abroad, enabling students to critically assess the changing contours of crime and responses to it; students learn how to critically appraise research as well as conduct and write up their own study on a topic of their choice.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in relevant subject or approved professional qualification.

Course modules

Core modules: Understanding crime; penology; knowledge and method; 3 optional modules: crime at work; racism crime and disorder; crime; justice and the law; contemporary policing issues; current issues in clinical criminology; crime justice and psychology; understanding social protest; risk management; drugs and crime; a 20,000 word dissertation is required for completion of the MSc.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,735 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0116 252 2458