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19100 GBP/year
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About

This topical postgraduate degree programme in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Queen's University Belfast is taught by internationally-recognised scholars and researchers who offer students a wide introduction to the study of crime and criminal justice in contemporary society.  

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Overview

Staff members have strong links with local criminal justice agencies and community organisations as well as extensive comparative and international expertise, providing for a unique student experience. Key research strengths of the teaching staff lie in the following areas:

  • Community Safety and Crime Prevention
  • Policing
  • Prisoner Reintegration
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sex Offending
  • Victimology
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Crime and the Life Course

The Criminology and Criminal Justice at Queen's University Belfast is designed to appeal to prospective students with an academic or professional interest in criminology or criminal justice. It enables students to understand the motivations for offending as well as the practical operation of criminal justice and how the state responds to criminality and victimisation.

Career Development

We are dedicated to student employability and our strong industry links mean over 94% of Queen's postgraduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation. 

This degree will be of considerable relevance and interest to those who are already employed in criminal justice-related work in fields such as legal practice, government, non-governmental organisations, as well as equipping those who have just completed undergraduate degrees to develop the knowledge and skills to pursue criminal justice-related careers or undertake advanced level study.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Criminology Methods 
  • Issues in Policing and Crime Prevention
  • Counter-Terrorism in Human Rights
  • Post Conviction Issues in Comparative Perspective
  • Restorative Justice
  • Youth Justice: Theory, Law and Practice
  • Social Injustice

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline.
  • Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6980 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £6980
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £6980
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £8360
  • EU Other - £19100
  • International - £19100

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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