Build critical and in-depth knowledge of 21st century criminological issues within a global and domestic context. Our online delivery of learning materials through podcasts, vodcasts, and online discussion forums offers students a flexible approach to learning that allows you to study when and where you want to. This is supplemented by on-campus learning opportunities through personal tutoring and the tri-annual symposium events attended by world-leading experts and practitioners in the field.

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. 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.

This course is available to study full-time and part-time.

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 ReformChildren’s Rights AlliancePrison Reform Trust) or international (Amnesty InternationalUnited 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.

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan or scholarship

You may now be eligible for a government loan of over £11,000 to help towards the cost of your masters degree.

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan

Find out more about the postgraduate international scholarships.

Alumni loyalty reward for postgraduate study

  • a 20% discount on home/EU tuition fees
  • or a £2,000 discount on international tuition fees.

For further details, and contact information, please review our alumni discount policy.

For more information about fees and funding please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/money.

Entry requirements

Please note we are unable to sponsor students requiring a Tier 4 Visa for the MSc Criminology programme.

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.

Careers

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.

View the full course description including details of how to apply here

Initial enquiries should be made to the Programme Leader, Dr Iain Channing ([email protected]).

Postgraduate open evening

Our Postgraduate Open Evenings are designed to help you find out about the range of postgraduate and professional development opportunities. Both academic and professional support staff from the University will be available to answer your questions and give you advice, guidance and information about our programmes.

Find out more about our next Postgraduate Open Evening

 

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International applicants.

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