Postgraduate programmes

Our postgraduate courses will develop your capacity for imaginative, rigorous and critical thinking. As well as gaining in-depth subject-specific knowledge, you will also develop the skills required to undertake criminological research. At every step, your study is underpinned by our expertise and innovation in research.

Our courses provide you with a thorough knowledge of your chosen subject, and you will develop skills that are highly sought-after by employers, giving you a head start in today's competitive job market.

Available programmes

Criminology MSc
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to learn about the processes of criminalisation, offending, and victimisation in order to develop a sophisticated and critical understanding of contemporary issues and debates in criminology and victimology.

Criminology in Practice MSc
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to combine academic criminological study with employability modules and the chance to undertake a work placement and practice-based research project in a criminal justice or related setting.

Terrorism, Security and Policing MSc
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to gain a detailed theoretical and applied understanding of the key issues and challenges surrounding security, policing and terrorism post-9/11 (and 7/7) and in the face of new and different threats from terrorist and organised crime groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram.

Crime, Justice and Psychology MSc
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to examine the relationship between crime, mental health and the law; in particular the relationship between mental disorder and offending.

"My experience has been nothing short of fascinating and I have had access to opportunities that I wouldn't have had elsewhere. The vast range of modules is impressive and the support provided by staff has enabled me to succeed in my studies."

Neeya (Criminology student)

Our campus-based postgraduate courses combine traditional lecture/seminar-style teaching with practical workshops and online activities. You will undertake a range of assessments which encourage you to consolidate and strengthen your academic skills.

Already in employment? Studying one of our postgraduate courses will give a clear signal to employers that you are committed to advancing your career.