12 months
15700 GBP/year
9400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Studying the MSc Criminology course at at University of Plymouth, you will engage with real world problems and issues. You will be inspired by renowned external speakers, student presenters and core lectures at our bespoke symposiums. 

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Build critical in-depth knowledge of 21st century criminological issues in a global and domestic context. Our blended learning approach means students will be provided online learning materials such as podcasts, vodcasts and online discussion forums, offering a flexible approach to learning. This is supplemented by on-campus learning opportunities through personal tutoring, dissertation supervision and tri-annual symposium events attended by world-leading experts and practitioners in the field.

Studying the MSc Criminology course at at University of Plymouth , you’ll also participate in contemporary and relevant applied criminological research through our strategic partnerships with regional, national or international criminal justice agencies and rights organisations. You will find career opportunities in a diverse range of settings.

Key Features:

  • Engage with real world problems and issues - the MSc Criminology adopts a problem-based approach to learning.
  • Enjoy flexible learning afforded by online delivery of core materials through podcasts, vodcasts and discussion forums.
  • Be inspired by renowned criminological researchers and practitioners at our bespoke symposium events.
  • Learn from internationally recognised, research-active staff who ensure the programme is at the cutting edge of developments in criminological theory and criminal justice policy and practice.
  • Experience criminology’s interdisciplinary approach which draws upon sociology, psychology, politics, international relations, geography, law and many other subjects.
  • Participate in contemporary and relevant applied criminological research through our strategic partnerships with regional (police, youth justice, probation), national (Howard League for Penal Reform, Children’s Rights Alliance, Prison Reform Trust) or international (Amnesty International, United Nations High Commission on Human Rights) criminal justice agencies and rights organisations.
  • Choose a career in the private, public or third sector – highly transferable skills mean you will find career opportunities in a diverse range of settings.

Careers with this subject:

Graduates may find this qualification useful in developing their existing career or helping them embark on a new career. Relevant careers can include law enforcement or criminal justice practice, research positions and policy development, roles within third sector and victim support agencies, or positions in local or national government, further study and careers in education. Our MSc Criminology programme also has a strong track record of graduates going on to doctoral research at a number of institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MSc Criminology Dissertation

  • Criminology Theory

  • Criminological Research

  • Global Inequality, Vulnerability and Justice

  • Crime, Culture and Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK/EU

You should have a second-class honours degree or equivalent, or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.


Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement within the application form that addresses the following questions: Why are you suitable to study at this level and why are you suitable for a blended learning programme? Why do you want to study criminology at Plymouth? What is your specific area of interest? What do you hope to achieve?

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part time (Home) £500 per 10 credits

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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