University of Sheffield School of Law

University of Sheffield

International Criminology

This course is distinctive because it includes elements of international criminology, restorative justice and research training. The strong focus on restorative justice reflects a view of criminal justice found on several continents. The course is flexible. You can choose the taught path, the restorative justice path or the research route. There are regular seminars and conferences with legal professionals and criminologists from around the world. Through your dissertation project, you will develop research skills and an in-depth understanding of the subject. Graduates go into academia or work for criminal justice organisations.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree or international equivalent in law, social sciences or humanities. We will also consider qualifications on an individual basis. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: taught path: responding to crime in Europe; issues in comparative penology; the cultures of criminology; the research process; dissertation. Optional modules: a choice of several modules including: international criminal justice; policing and society; quantitative methods; methods of criminological research.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on essays and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Details of any bursaries or studentship grants for certain postgraduate programmes are advertised on our website during the winter months.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, School of Law
Telephone number: 
0114 222 6770