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M.Sc. On Campus Online

Crime Science

University of Portsmouth

12 months
15500 USD/year
9200 USD/year
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If you're looking for a practical, socially-conscious way to focus your scientific studies – or want to advance your existing career in the area – this Crime Science Degree from University of Portsmouth is the ideal choice for you.

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You'll learn how to harness the latest scientific and technological techniques to help prevent, solve and study crime.

You'll focus on the latest scientific and technological techniques, drawing on developments in the field of science and technology. You'll also get the skills you need to critically evaluate investigations, and choose from Core Subjects like Criminology and Cybercrime, and Specialist Options – including criminal intelligence, investigative intelligence strategies and managing investigations – depending on your career goals.

You can choose to study either full or part-time. You can also choose to study on campus or through distance learning.

When you graduate, you'll have the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in investigation or intelligence work, in the public or private sectors. You'll also have an understanding of criminal justice issues and transferable skills which will support your career development.  

Careers and opportunities

You need to study modules worth 180 credits to achieve your Crime Science degree from University of Portsmouth . You'll study:

  • Core modules (worth 120 credits) – this includes a dissertation/major project worth 60 credits
  • 2 x specialist modules (worth 30 credits each) or 1 x specialist module and 1 x additional module (worth 30 credits each)

You'll choose your specialist/optional modules at the start of the course.

The modules you choose will determine the title of your degree. We'll help you choose modules and degree title that matches your interests and career ambitions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime Science 
  • Dissertation / Major Project 
  • Research Methods and Research Ethics
  • Research Design and Ethics 
  • Research Methods
  • The Global Landscape of Cybersecurity 
  • Green Criminology and Wildlife Crime 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible


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

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:

  • Part time: £4,600 per year (90 credits) 
  • Part time distance learning: £3,730 per year
EU students
  • Part time: £4,600 per year (90 credits)
  • Part time distance learning: £3,730 per year 
International students
  • Part time: £7,750 per year (60 credits)
  • Part time distance learning: £3,730 per year

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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