M.Sc. On Campus

Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Oxford

9 months
25430 GBP/year
15970 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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A stimulating and demanding programme, involving intensive learning in small groups, the Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford will equip you with an advanced understanding of crime and criminal justice, comprising courses in criminological theory, the study of criminal justice, and training in research design and methodology.


The Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford is offered on both a full-time (one-year) and part-time (two-year) basis. The degree and expectations for both modes of study are equally rigorous. Part-time students take their classes with the full-time students, but spread over two years to accommodate work and personal circumstances. 


The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Centre for Criminology and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Centre for Criminology.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from the programme have recently gone on into the following areas:

  • research careers
  • government departments and criminal justice agencies
  • voluntary organisations in the crime and justice field
  • international organisations, such as the UNODC.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminological Theories
  • Understanding Criminal Justice
  • Research Design and Data Collection
  • Communication Skills for Criminologists
  • Race and Gender
  • Sentencing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months
  • Part-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 1,000 words
    • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each or one essay of a maximum of 4,000 words
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, generally academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25430 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    15970 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15970 GBP per year during 9 months.

Part-time study

  • Home (UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands & Isle of Man): £7,985
  • Overseas (including EU): £12,715

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 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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