University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Criminology and Criminal Justice

The course covers detailed knowledge and understanding of explanations of crime and the criminal justice system and to provide a wide ranging examination of the extent, effects and explanations of crime; to provide a thorough grounding in theory and practice; to enable students to engage in informed debate about major issues in criminal justice.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification; special consideration is given to applications from people with relevant work experience and knowledge.

Course modules

Modules include: Theories of crime and deviance; issues in criminal justice; research methods; dissertation; plus 3 options from: issues in criminal justice; police leadership in the 21st century; crime and penal policy; policing diversity; leadership and management.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 9,635 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 11,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 9,635 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

Key information

College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 3978/5780