• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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)
  • 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Make your application as soon as possible.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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 

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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