You’ll train in applied criminology, criminal justice, policing, penology and victimology on this Criminology MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Optional modules in related disciplines will help you specialise in your field of interest. You could focus on topics like:
- prisons and punishment
- modern policing
- cyber crime
- advanced policy analysis
Our Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) validated training ensures you'll produce a high quality research dissertation directly related to your interests.
You'll be taught and supervised by internationally recognised criminologists whose research and policy analyses are used by government departments, criminal justice agencies and the media.
This criminology master’s highlights the connections between research and professional practice to prepare you for a wide range of professional careers as well as for PhD studies.
You’ll cover international criminological research findings, modern criminal justice policy and practice, and the latest modern research methods. Learn to:
- analyse key crime trends
- carry out independent criminological research and analysis
- design and complete a research dissertation
- develop and present ideas, arguments and findings to different audiences
- use the latest research methods
When you graduate from this master’s degree in Criminology you’ll be well prepared for further study, and a range of careers:
- security and crime analysis
- police and prison and probation service
- crime prevention and community safety
- courts service
- youth justice and youth work
- research and policy development
- pressure groups and non-governmental organisations
- Criminal Behaviour
- Criminal Justice
- Philosophy of Social Science Research
- Research Design and Practice
- Qualitative Methods
- Quantitative Methods
- Life Behind Bars
- Contemporary Policing
- Cyber Crime, Insecurity and the Dark Web
- Contemporary Security Challenges
- 12 months
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DisciplinesSociology Criminal Law Criminology View 188 other Masters in Criminology in United Kingdom
- You’ll need a 2:1 degree in social sciences, criminology or sociology.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £21,000.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.