M.Sc. Criminology (Contemporary Drug Issues)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP10950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Teesside University | Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
This academic programme has been designed to develop professional practice in complex contexts and promote advanced vocational capabilities based upon DANOS (Drugs and National Occupational Standards) criteria.

Description of Criminology (Contemporary Drug Issues)


This MSc Criminology (Contemporary Drug Issues), offered by Teesside University, has been designed to develop professional practice in complex contexts and promote advanced vocational capabilities based on Drugs and National Occupational Standards criteria.

You explore a range of issues and debates arising from contemporary patterns of drug use in the UK (such as heroin use, the normalisation of recreational drugs and the relationship between drug use and crime). You also examine critically national and international drug strategies.

How you learn

The programme is taught through lectures, seminars, workshops and within computer laboratories. It is student led and at times you will conduct presentations within small groups. In addition to the formal contact time, there are opportunities to discuss your work within individual tutorials.

Career opportunities

Opportunities include working with drug agencies, such as Addictive Behaviour Services, and working in related fields such as the criminal justice system. This programme is also ideal if you're interested in an academic career in either research or teaching.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline September
Tuition fee
  • GBP 10950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 4590 Year (EEA)
Start date October  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Core modules

  • Contemporary Criminal Justice
  • Contemporary Criminological Theory
  • Contemporary Drug Use
  • Dissertation
  • Social Research Methods

Modules offered may vary.

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find a English course on Language Learning Portal.

CAE score
180(Grade C)

Requirements for Criminology (Contemporary Drug Issues)

Applicants should normally have a good second-class honours degree in a relevant field. However, those who have relevant professional qualifications and/or relevant experience will also be considered.

English Language Requirements

You must have a good level of English language as courses are delivered and assessed in English.

Minimum Entry Level

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based test): 550
  • TOEFL (Computer test): 213
  • TOEFL (Internet-based test): 79

Work Experience for Criminology (Contemporary Drug Issues)

No work experience is required.

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