University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Criminology and Criminal Justice

This course will provide you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the explanations of crime and the criminal justice system. Combined with an in-depth analysis of the extent, effects and explanations of crime, the course examines the criminal justice process including the police, courts and prison, and analyses methods of crime prevention and control.

Entry requirements

2.1 or equivalent professional qualification. We can give special consideration if you have significant work experience in a relevant field. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required if English is not your 1st language.

Course modules

Modules include: theories of crime and deviance; issues in criminal justice; research methods; dissertation. Plus 3 options from: policing and crime prevention; crime and penal policy; policing, disorder and social change; leadership and management; issues in community safety.

Assessment methods

The course is based on continuous assessment, comprising a written assignment of 4000 words for each module studied. Each module lasts 12 weeks, 3 weeks of which are for writing the assignment; approximately 5 months are allowed to prepare and complete the dissertation.
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning March 2017 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning March 2017 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning March 2017 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning March 2017 GBP 5,800 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning March 2017 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning March 2017 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning March 2017 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 5164