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About

If you're interested in the study of crime and its related fields – and you want to learn more about the challenges facing politicians, policy makers and practitioners – then our Criminal Justice degree course at University of Portsmouth is for you.

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Overview

On this  Criminal Justice course at University of Portsmouth , you'll get to choose the subject areas and units you study, and customise your own postgraduate degree with us. The units and subjects you choose will determine which award title you'll eventually graduate with.

As well as learning core concepts such as research methods and ethics, you'll be able to specialise in one or two subjects – including Cybercrime, Criminology, and Criminal Psychology.

What you will experience?

As well as the core elements of the course, you can choose to specialise in the following subjects:

  • Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption
  • Crime Science
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Cybercrime (Campus learning only)
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Intelligence (in combination only)
  • International Criminal Justice (Distance learning only; campus study from 2019)
  • Policing, Policy & Leadership (Distance learning only)
  • Security Management
  • Victimology (Distance learning only)

You'll also complete a major project or dissertation of your choice, with the support of expert staff and researchers who are active in the field.

Career

On this course you'll learn skills that apply to several career choices in areas such as:

  • Policing (as an officers or civilian staff)
  • Crime analysis
  • Probation
  • The courts and prison service
  • Local authorities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Military
  • Civil Service
  • Academia and research
  • Charities
  • Private industry

Programme Structure

Core units in this year include:

  • Research Methods
  • Research Ethics

You'll study for this course by following one of the two available routes described above, depending on whether you want to study, and be recognised for, one or two subject areas.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Make your application as soon as possible.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, applicants with strong relevant criminal justice experience will be considered. 
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Part time: £3,000 
  • Part time distance learning: £2,250

International students

  • Part time: £6,600 
  • Part time distance learning: £2,250 

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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