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What will I learn?

Tackle a wide range of issues that are the subject of public and policy concern, domestically and globally, on our MA in Criminology. You’ll also have the option to gain a stand-alone qualification in the highly sought-after skill of mediation, and to complete a work placement.

Choose from a range of specialised modules, allowing you to tailor your learning to your interests and career aspirations.

The modules we offer are informed by cutting-edge research conducted by members of staff who possess expert knowledge in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

The optional year-long work placement develops both your academic ability and the skills and knowledge acquired in your first year of the course. It enhances your employability through first-hand experience in the field.

Why study with us

  • Our flexible and modular study approach allows you to build your own pathway to a relevant qualification.
  • You will be taught by members of staff with broad national and international professional and academic experience. They are all actively engaged in research, which will be incorporated into their teaching and associated learning materials.
  • Classes, consisting of small group seminars, are delivered on one day per week (daytime classes), so study can be combined with work or other commitments.

Future careers

Graduates from the MA in Criminology may go on to professional roles in prisons, probationary services, youth justice, policing, NGOs and voluntary sector organisations such as Woman’s Aid.

Graduates enter careers in a variety of industries and the MA in Criminology and optional placement provides an understanding of issues relevant to these areas.

Which department am I in?

School of Justice

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 17,492) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Preston Campus

Preston Campus,

Preston,

Lancashire,

PR1 2HE, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 17,492) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Preston Campus

Preston Campus,

Preston,

Lancashire,

PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have bachelors Degree from reputable university with GPA 2.6/4 for 2:2 or GPA 3.2/4 for 2:1.

For international students

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have relevant experience or qualifications. Postgraduate (IELTS 6.5 with no component below 6). TOEFL IBT: 91 (with minimum grades of 21 in each component).

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

Pathways options

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