MA International Criminology

School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

Our award-winning teaching is informed by our world-class research in law and criminal justice. Our graduates are in demand all over the world.

The engaging teaching - our tutors' enthusiasm and passion for the subjects they teach is evident through everything they do, as is their expertise. The variety of teaching and learning methods, from optional lectures to seminars to workshops, both tutor- and student-led, ensures that no topic ever becomes stagnant.

Christopher Hardy, postgraduate student in School of Law

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

This course includes elements of international criminology and research training. The course is flexible, you can choose the taught path or the research route.

Postgraduate student in the School of Law

Core modules

Taught path:

  • Responding to Crime in Europe
  • Issues in Comparative Penology
  • The Cultures of Criminology
  • The Research Process
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

A choice of several modules including:

  • International Criminal Justice
  • Policing and Society
  • Restorative Justice
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Methods of Criminological Research

For details of our Research Pathway please see

Teaching and assessment

Teaching takes place through seminars. You’ll be assessed on your essays and a dissertation.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

We require a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) usually in either criminology, law, or any other relevant social science or humanities subject.

Other qualifications will be considered as will applications from candidates with work experience in a relevant field.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

T: +44 (0)114 222 6771

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.