24 months
4050 GBP/year
4050 GBP/year
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Learn to harness the latest scientific techniques to help prevent, solve and study crime on this flexible Master's in Crime Science from the University of Portsmouth, accessible via distance learning.

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You'll discover how the application of science helps unlock the how and why behind criminal activity, form strategies for crime prevention and ensure perpetrators are identified and apprehended.

Whether or not you have a background in scientific study, you'll gain the specific crime science skills you need to critically evaluate criminal investigations.

With access to the entire course online over two years, you can study at your own pace around work or other commitments. You'll have the support and guidance of a team of experts in the field of crime science, as well as the chance to join the research activities of our School of Criminology and Criminal Justice from wherever you're studying. 

Careers this Master’s prepares you for

This Master's in Crime Science from the University of Portsmouth will enable you to combine your interests in science and criminology, and earn a postgraduate qualification customised to your career goals.

You'll graduate understanding how best to apply scientific and technological approaches to investigate and ultimately reduce crime. With a focus on research and backing up your learning with evidence and data, this course will also make you a deeper analytical and critical thinker – all in demand skills for a career in the criminal justice sector. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime Science 
  • Investigation and Psychology 
  • Managing Serious Investigations
  • Managing Justice and Security Organisations
  • Missing Persons: Global Perspectives 
  • Policing Communities 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, applicants with strong and relevant work experience will be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4050 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4050 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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