University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

International Criminal Justice (Distance Learning)

This established degree is designed to develop your understanding of the internationalisation of criminal justice and the importance of comparative perspectives, for an informed broad-based understanding of international criminal justice in the contemporary context.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or training within the police or other criminal justice organisation. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in reading and writing components.

Course modules

Core modules: International and comparative criminal justice; issues in transnational policing; research methods and research management; dissertation. Optional modules: International and transnational offending; international fraud and corruption; cybercrime, risk and security management (campus block teaching).

Assessment methods

Assessment will be in the form of academic essays, some assessment of online discussion contributions, research reports, a literature review and dissertation proposal focused on your chosen project, and finally a 15,000-word dissertation. For each assignment full academic support is provided by an academic subject expert and you will be provided with an academic supervisor once you have identified the subject area for your research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 2,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 2,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8299