University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Applied Criminology

This course explores the contributions of criminology to relevant professional settings. It aims to reinforce students' understandings of key criminological concepts and methods, translates them to a variety of professional settings and provides students with both direct experience and enhanced understanding of these professional contexts.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.

Course modules

Indicative modules: applied criminology; cybercrime and cybersecurity; movement and security in a global world; investigative leadership and management in policing; comparative perspectives on contemporary policing; foundations of forensic psychology practice; the criminal justice system and the legal framework; applied criminological research; work-based learning in applied criminology.

Assessment methods

Assessments mirror the demands of the professional settings explored through the course and challenge students to produce industry-ready outputs and to tackle live issues and case studies. Assessments include reports, briefing papers, presentations, analysis of policy and professional practice, portfolios and professionally relevant original research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King Alfred Campus Winchester SO22 4NR South East

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