MSc Criminology – scholarships and bursaries available to those eligible

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This is a master’s degree with a strong global focus. You’ll critically analyse some of the biggest crime, deviance and criminal justice issues affecting society right now. By doing this, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by policymakers and law enforcement organisations, and the mechanisms that prevent and manage these.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn to enhance your research skills. This will allow you to assess topical issues and develop convincing arguments for change.

Upon successful completion of the degree, you’ll be equipped with the skills to progress or begin your career in the criminal justice sector in the UK or further afield.

You will study topics such as:

  • international criminal justice and law
  • contemporary criminological theory
  • criminological ethnography
  • technological developments in criminal justice
  • state crime, human rights, and transitional justice
  • violent crime

This course is suited to both recent graduates of undergraduate criminology degrees and people with social science or humanities undergraduate degrees.

Bath’s Criminology expertise

The Department of Social and Policy Sciences has a proven track record of delivering high-ranking courses in criminology. Our BSc Criminology degree has been named No.1 in the UK two years in a row in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

This new master’s course builds on our proven record in this subject to further utilise the expertise and knowledge of our teaching staff.

Graduate prospects

This course will prepare you for a variety of roles with organisations in the following areas:

  • prison and probation services
  • victim support
  • offender management
  • rehabilitation
  • drug taking and drug policy reform
  • young offenders and youth justice reform

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International students

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