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Criminology, M.S.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

It offers a professional qualification for practitioners in criminal justice and related fields, and provides a foundation for advanced research degree studies in the discipline. Offered at The University of Hong Kong since 1986, the programme in Criminology is designed for people  who intend to start or already have a career in the police, the law, corrections, non-governmental organisations and related agencies. 

Programme Structure

On completion of the programme, students should:
  • be able to apply a social-sciences approach to the study of crime and deviance;
  • be able to understand a variety of contemporary developments in criminology and related social-policy issues;
  • have possessed professional knowledge of the role of social sciences, including law and psychiatry, in understanding crime and criminal justice;
  • be equipped with the theoretical and practical skills to investigate these core areas within criminology;

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree, or another qualification of equivalent standard, preferably with a major in the social sciences or humanities discipline, or preferably have relevant working experience in the criminal-justice system, social-welfare agencies or in other work with offenders.
  • Candidates must pass a written test and a face-to-face interview, and if necessary a language test will be scheduled to assess their English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD 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.

42,100 (local) / 171,000 (non-local)

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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