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 course 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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0116 252 5381