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Criminology, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Criminology course at Kingston University is taught by a vibrant, multi-disciplinary team. Designed for those with a background in criminology/social science, socio-legal studies or policy studies, we offer two MA programmes: MA in Criminology and MA in Criminology with Forensic Psychology. Both programmes can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

Overview

The Criminology course at Kingston University will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the complex nature of crime, harm and victimisation, together with an appreciation of the role of the criminal justice system in relation to crime control, protection and the delivery of justice. Our courses develop your critical thinking skills whilst also providing you with the tools to undertake rigorous, high quality research. Through a theoretical and applied lens, you will gain a broad knowledge and develop a range of transferable skills sought after by employers in the field.

Key features

  • This course provides in-depth knowledge of contemporary criminal justice policy, practice and politics in local, national and global contexts.
  • The course will enable you to develop a critical appreciation of the dynamics between criminological theory and criminal justice policy. On completion you will be conversant with the current global trends in the exploration of criminological issues.
  • You'll take fieldwork trips to institutions related to the course, like High Down Prison in Banstead

After you graduate

Our degree programmes aim to provide you with a range of skills that will give you a head-start in today's competitive job market. Graduates from this course will be well equipped to develop a variety of careers across policy making, administration and professional practice in criminal justice. Possible areas include:

  • offender management;
  • crime reduction;
  • multi-agency partnership work;
  • security and policing;
  • programme evaluation and research;
  • local and national government; and
  • work for related advocacy and policy-based organisations. 

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Crime, Harm and Justice
  • Criminological Research in Practice
  • Criminology Dissertation
  • Green Criminology
  • Risk and Crime
  • Terrorism, Political Violence and Human Rights
  • Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights
  • Punishment: Its History, Uses and Meanings

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.

  • 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
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum of second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in criminology or a related subject; evidence of relevant certificated or extended non-certificated practice.
  • Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7125 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Home and European Union 
  • MA part time £3,918
Overseas
  • MA part time £7,755

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/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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