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.
- 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.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.
DisciplinesCriminology View 137 other Masters in Criminology in United Kingdom
- 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.
International14500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8190 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8190 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- MA part time £4,504
- MA part £7,975
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