MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

Postgraduate degree

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Open your mind to a range of perspectives on crime and justice, and the impact they have on society today.

Start Date:

September 2022

Duration:

1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)

Degree Type:

MA/PGDip/PGCert

Number of credits:

MA: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits

Specific entry requirements

This Master's programme is open to students with undergraduate degrees in any discipline.  Non-graduates with appropriate professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

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Course and Module Details

Overview:

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.

Modules

 

Indicative Timetable

Students on this course are normally in Monday and Tuesday (day).

Contact us for further information.

Career Options

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

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply to us now for any postgraduate degree starting in 2021.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Postgraduate application process FAQs

 

To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.

We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages

More Information

Programme convenor: Dr Natasha Du Rose
natasha.durose@roehampton.ac.uk

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Our Research

Our research is led by a multi-disciplinary team of sociologists, criminologists, social anthropologists and socio-legal scholars, united by a sociological approach to exploring inequalities, prejudice and social trends as they relate to social justice in diverse societies. Our work on social justice centres around four principal research themes: citizenship, migration and rights; personal life, sexuality and identity; social and political violence; and health policies, illness and well-being. Click here to view our research page.

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Doing all we can to support our student's lives at Roehampton 

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.