You will develop an in-depth understanding of the nature, purposes, dynamic processes and outcomes of the criminal justice process. A wide range of optional modules allows you to tailor your degree to your own particular interests.
Throughout the course we’ll encourage you to:
explore the complex and dynamic nature of the criminal justice process
investigate contemporary policy debates and theorectical perspectives in crime and its control
develop advanced knowledge of the research process and skills to undertake research on crime and criminal justice.
This Criminal Justice and Criminology course at University of Leeds is well-suited to you if you’re wishing to pursue a career in public service, the private sector, the voluntary sector or any other area where success is built upon the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in criminal justice.
Recent graduates have gone on to work in a range of sectors and professions from academia, to security and mental health in the UK and overseas. Alumni hold senior positions in criminal justice organisations including police and probation services, the prison service, and youth justice services, as well as in the private and voluntary sector, both in the UK and abroad. Others have been awarded promotions following successful completion of the programme.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Criminal Justice Processes
- Researching Crime and Justice
- Contemporary Criminological Theory and Approaches
- Dissertation Criminal Law/Criminal Justice
- New Frontiers of Security, Conflict and Justice
- Central Issues in Criminal Law
- Rethinking Policing Through Research
- Security, Conflict and Justice
- European Human Rights
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesCriminal Law Criminology View 112 other Masters in Criminal Law in United Kingdom
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.
Documents and information you will need include:
- Original or certified copies of your transcripts
- Original or certified copies of your degree certificate
- Original or certified copy of your IELTS/TOEFL results (if English is not your first language).
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.