Criminology MRes

Criminology MRes

Lancashire Law School


Post- graduate





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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

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    Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years

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Why study this programme?

This course is ideally placed to enhance the skills of those people with experience of working within the Criminal Justice sector. The emphasis of the course is not only on enhancing academic skills such as research but also on enhancing work based skills including Leadership and Management with one of the compulsory modules dedicated to the theory and practice of leadership which is unique in a Criminology Masters course.

The programme also includes a work based learning module as the University has excellent links with stakeholders within the Criminal Justice sector including NGO and charitable organisations such as Victim Services and local Drug and Alcohol teams. The University also has its own “Centre for Volunteering and Community Liaison” which fosters excellent partnerships with communities across the region.

Entry Requirements

Normally 2:1 in Law or Social Science related subjects; Enhanced DBS clearance required.

Programme at a Glance

Semester 1

  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Leadership: Theory, Practice and Reflection
  • Semester 2

    • Work –Based learning
    • Research Methods
    • Knowledge Exchange Project

    Postgraduate Advice Event

    The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Thursday 10th November 2016.
    For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
    Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

    Further Information


    This course offers a placement scheme which will give students excellent networking opportunities for future careers in a variety of related industries

    There are opportunities for work-based learning on this programme organised by UCLan’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership.

    Students will develop key employability skills applicable across the Criminal Justice and related sectors – with an opportunity to progress to a Level 6 qualification in Leadership and Management.

    The programme was praised as a “very worthwhile project” by a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, highly praised for its “evidence based approach” and for filling a “gap in criminology postgraduate provision” by the external advisors at the validation event.


    How to Apply

    You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

    For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

    Course Specification and Handbook

    For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
    For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

    For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:


    Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

    Contact Us

    Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400


    Fees 2017/18

    Full-time: £6,300 per year (UK/EU)
    Part-time: £1,050 per 20 credits for first 120 credits studied (UK/EU)

    Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

    Further information:

    For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

    New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

    The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.

    View further information

    DBS Checks

    This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.

    Industry Links

    Lancashire and Cumbria Community Rehabilitation Company

    Professional Accreditation

    On completion students may be entitled to apply for a level 6 qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management.