M.Sc. On Campus

Criminal Justice and Criminology

University of Leeds

12 months
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The Criminal Justice and Criminology degree at University of Leeds offers you the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge in relation to the study of criminal justice processes and criminological theory as well as develop a critical awareness of social research methods and skills used to undertake real world research on crime and criminal justice.


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 Criminal Justice and Criminology degree at University of Leeds we’ll encourage you to:

  • Explore the complex and dynamic nature of the criminal justice process

  • Investigate contemporary policy debates and theoretical perspectives in crime and its control

  • Develop advanced knowledge of the research process and skills to undertake research on crime and criminal justice.

Career opportunities

This programme 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.

Programme Structure

Modules are subject to change. Typical examples include:

  • Criminal Justice Processes
  • Researching Crime, Security and Justice
  • Contemporary Criminological Theory and Approaches
  • Dissertation Criminal Law/Criminal Justice
  • Research with Children and Young People
  • Central Issues in Criminal Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law, criminal justice, criminology or a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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