University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Clinical Criminology

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of offending behaviour, particularly the key role played in lawbreaking by mental illness, personality disorder, and cognitive impairment; special attention is paid to sexual offending and personality disorders like psychopathy; key legal issues are also explored, including fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility; the MSc in Clinical Criminology also allows students to examine correctional interventions in the assessment, treatment and management of 'problematic' categories of offenders and ex-offenders.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject or approved professional qualifications.

Course modules

5 core modules: Understanding crime; current issues in clinical criminology; criminological research methods; crime, justice and psychology; dissertation; optional modules: responding to terrorism; media and crime; racism, crime and disorder; sexual violence; risk management; drugs and crime; transnational policing; surveillance and society; psychology of evil; current issues in forensic science and justice.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed via a 4000 word essay; a 20000 word dissertation must also be successfully completed to achieve the MSc degree.


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 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 5381