Open your mind to a range of perspectives on crime and justice, and the impact they have on society today.
1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)
Number of credits:
MA: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits
Roehampton is ranked 6th in the UK for the impact of our social sciences research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Develop your critical thinking skills, research techniques and capacity to communicate complex intellectual ideas.
Explore current criminological issues and examine their impact at global, regional and local levels.
Become part of our international research-led community of scholars and students who will challenge and develop your thinking about issues in crime and justice.
Course and Module Details
The University of Roehampton's MA Criminology and Criminal Justice will help you gain the skills required to explore and develop your research and your employability. The course content draws on a diverse range of Social Science disciplines such as criminology, law and socio-legal studies, psychology, sociology and human rights.
Our programme comprises five core modules - including a dissertation - and a number of optional modules based on the research specialisms of our high profile academic staff.
This dynamic and outward-looking syllabus encourages fresh thinking in the study of crime and justice. Our range of exciting new optional modules will enable you to specialise in key criminological topics such as migration, online harm, environmental justice and genocide.
You will gain a strong foundation of knowledge and be introduced to criminology within its historical and cultural context. You will also examine a range of contemporary issues such as global crime networks, mass incarceration, policing, organised crime and counter-terrorism.
The programme also offers a step-by-step theoretical and practical grounding in criminological research. You will gain key skills for your own research project, including research design, data collection and data analysis, whilst benefitting from the support of a thesis supervisor throughout.
Students on this course are normally in Monday and Tuesday (day).
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Fees & Funding
*Year 1 fees, see links above for more information
You will be equipped with the knowledge, competencies and skills to prepare you for further study at PhD level. The programme's practice-focused approach also equips students with the knowledge and skills required for a range of employment options within criminal justice and beyond.
How to apply
You can apply to us now for any postgraduate degree starting in 2021.
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Postgraduate application process FAQs
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I have been at Roehampton permanently since September 2018!Read More
I have previously taught at the University of West London; Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU); London South Bank University; and City University. At Roehampton, I was previously programme convener of the BSc. Criminology, and MA Global Criminology. I was formerly the programme director of the Applied Criminology programme at CCCU. am currently the External Examiner for a number of Criminology programmes at Staffordshire University. I have been at Roehampton permanently since September 2018. I was also a Visiting Lecturer here in 2013-14. I am interested in all aspects of Criminology, but have a special interest at the intersection of popular culture, politics, and criminology.
Hi, my name is Diego and I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology.Read More
Hi, my name is Diego and I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. I joined the Criminology team at the University of Roehampton in 2015, when I fell in love with the university’s campus. Seeing students grow academically and professionally is the most rewarding part of my job. I also enjoy participating in academic activities organised both by colleagues and students. The modules I enjoy teaching the most are Crimes of the Powerful, Professional Practice modules and Cybercrime. I developed an interest in crimes of the powerful during my PhD, which compared the policies used in England and Italy to police powerful criminals. My current research interests are policing regulatory crimes, such as health and safety and environmental, and have lately developed an interest in researching cybercrimes.
I’m Maayan and I convene “Criminological Imagination” and “International Criminal Justice”.Read More
I’m Maayan and I convene “Criminological Imagination” and “International Criminal Justice”. I'm excited about both these modules as they allow us to critically explore a host of pressing issues, from the lasting impacts of colonialism to terrorism and the ongoing struggles for rights around the globe. I specialise in socio-legal studies and the laws of war. I am interested in the role of law in society and the relationship between law and justice. I have written, among other topics, about how armies work with law and about the pitfalls of human rights litigation.
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