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Criminal Justice

1 year
September 2024

On our MSc/PGDip/PGCert Criminal Justice programme you’ll learn from our experts. You'll develop your understanding of criminal justice theories and concepts in real-world settings.

Why study with us

  • We are the largest provider of education in this field in the UK.
  • If you’re hoping to be employed by, or already working in the CJS, this course will enhance your development.
  • Your course leader has worked with the police, Home Office and non-government organisations in generating innovative approaches to issues of crime and disorder.

What you'll do

  • You will gain the analytical tools to critically examine the CJS process. You'll explore challenges in risk assessment, diversion, sentencing, victim support, policing, and prisons.
  • Study in our specialist facilities, laboratories and equipment resources which are second to none.
  • Professional doctorate programmes are available for those who wish to continue their studies, post this course.
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Academic expertise

Dr Emily Cooper
Senior Lecturer
Professor Sarah Kingston
Professor of Criminal Justice and Policing

Future careers

This programme could develop your career into the diverse field of Criminal Justice or the security industry. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£9,450 per year
Distance Full-time£9,450 per year
Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,900 per year
Distance Full-time£9,450 per year
Distance Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Law and Policing

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