Criminal Justice and Criminology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16000
    Tuition (Year)
    7000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Delivered by leading academics from the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in one of the best law schools in the UK, the Criminal Justice and Criminology MSc offers you the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in relation to the regulation of crime in the UK, Europe and across the globe. This Criminal Justice and Criminology course is offered by University of Leeds.

About

The programme combines advanced study of criminal justice processes and criminological theory so you can develop an in-depth understanding of the nature, purposes, dynamic processes and outcomes of the criminal justice process.

Throughout the course we’ll encourage you to:

  • explore the criminal justice process
  • investigate contemporary policy debates and perspectives in crime control
  • consider how policy debates inform the politics of crime control
  • develop your research skills.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules studied throughout the year will enable you to:

  • explore the complex and dynamic nature of the criminal justice process and the relationships that can exist between its components;
  • analyse contemporary theories, concepts and approaches to understanding crime, crime control and the criminal justice system;
  • explore and examine the intricate and complex relationships and dynamics between theory, research and practice, and the impact of criminal justice processes on individuals and social groups, often in the wider context of social and political change.

Compulsory modules

  • Criminal Justice Processes30 credits
  • Researching Crime and Justice30 credits
  • Contemporary Criminological Theory and Approaches30 credits
  • Dissertation Criminal Law/Criminal Justice60 credits

Optional modules

  • Central Issues in Criminal Law15 credits
  • Policing 1: The Nature of Contemporary Policing15 credits
  • Policing 2: Accountability of Policing15 credits
  • Security and Justice30 credits
  • European Human Rights15 credits
  • Globalisation and Crime15 credits
  • International Human Rights30 credits
  • Global Justice30 credits
  • Quantitative Research Methods30 credits
  • Advanced Racism and Ethnicity Studies30 credits
  • Globalization and International Social Change30 credits

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law, criminal justice and criminology or a related discipline.

Student Visa

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16000 International
  • GBP 7000 EU/EEA

Funding

The School of Law is offering a number of Liberty Scholarships to UK/EU and international students of high academic quality starting a postgraduate taught programme in 2017. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance in your undergraduate degree. A Liberty Scholarship will not be awarded in addition to any other scholarship except a University of Leeds Alumni Bursary.

Find out more on the School's scholarships page.

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

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