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What will I learn?

This course aims to respond to the complex challenges that crime poses for contemporary society. It delivers cutting-edge knowledge and valuable insights into both theory and practice, helping you to advance your career in criminal justice.

Course description

  • Study an intellectually challenging course which fosters a deep-level understanding of how our justice and penal system works
  • Benefit from the breadth and diversity of our academic expertise and our extensive professional links
  • Explore issues of theoretical and social importance with our research-active teaching staff who are recognised authorities in their fields
  • Keep up to date with latest policies, practices and debates so that you are better equipped to embark on a new career in the justice arena or to progress in your current working role
  • Study full-time or part-time to suit your personal circumstances.

During a time when a process of swift and relentless change is transforming our justice system, this MSc aims to develop and sustain a high performing, efficient and effective criminal and community justice system which both benefits victims and rehabilitates those who offend.

Our course is designed for anyone with an interest in the critical social and political challenges which crime presents. It will appeal to recent graduates with a first degree in a relevant subject area who want to deepen their knowledge. It is equally valuable for current practitioners and managers within the criminal justice, rehabilitative and penal systems, including social workers and social work managers, prison governors or officers, police officers and lawyers.

You will become part of a dynamic learning community bringing together students from diverse backgrounds who have real-world experience of criminal justice. This means you will benefit from fascinating insights into how different professionals and organisations address current issues in crime, criminal justice and punishment.

Careers

This course leads to a valuable qualification if you are planning academic or research roles in criminology. It also provides an excellent stepping stone into professional careers in criminal justice or with any public, private and third sector agencies concerned with crime prevention and community safety.

Which department am I in?

School of Law and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,700.00 (US$ 15,929) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

One Friar Gate Square

4-6 Agard St,

Derby,

DE1 1DZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold Bachelors Degree. Please refer the university website for standard and minimum entry requirements for each subject. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).

For international students

An undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) in criminology or a related subject. We also welcome applicants who have substantial and relevant professional experience but do not have a degree. Applicants who are applying to study on the programme who do not have English as their first language will need to hold IELTS 6 with a minimum of 6.0 in each module.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Derby

Students at the University of Derby transform their futures, with high-quality learning, in a diverse and inclusive international community.

  • UK’s top modern university for multicultural study (ISB)
  • Top 10 for international student experience (ISB 2018)
  • 11th in UK for Postgraduate Student Experience (PTES 2021)
  • Top 800 in Times World University Rankings 2022

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