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Criminal Justice and Criminology MSc

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    One Friar Gate Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course aims to respond to the complex challenges that crime poses for contemporary society. It delivers cutting-edge knowledge and valuable insights into both theory and practice, helping you to advance your career in criminal justice.

Course description

  • Study an intellectually challenging course which fosters a deep-level understanding of how our justice and penal system works
  • Benefit from the breadth and diversity of our academic expertise and our extensive professional links
  • Explore issues of theoretical and social importance with our research-active teaching staff who are recognised authorities in their fields
  • Keep up to date with latest policies, practices and debates so that you are better equipped to embark on a new career in the justice arena or to progress in your current working role
  • Study full-time or part-time to suit your personal circumstances.

During a time when a process of swift and relentless change is transforming our justice system, this MSc aims to develop and sustain a high performing, efficient and effective criminal and community justice system which both benefits victims and rehabilitates those who offend.

Our course is designed for anyone with an interest in the critical social and political challenges which crime presents. It will appeal to recent graduates with a first degree in a relevant subject area who want to deepen their knowledge. It is equally valuable for current practitioners and managers within the criminal justice, rehabilitative and penal systems, including social workers and social work managers, prison governors or officers, police officers and lawyers.

You will become part of a dynamic learning community bringing together students from diverse backgrounds who have real-world experience of criminal justice. This means you will benefit from fascinating insights into how different professionals and organisations address current issues in crime, criminal justice and punishment.

This course leads to a valuable qualification if you are planning academic or research roles in criminology. It also provides an excellent stepping stone into professional careers in criminal justice or with any public, private and third sector agencies concerned with crime prevention and community safety.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 104 1

    55th out of 105 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    120 54%

    49th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    65th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    41st

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 55%

    69th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    52nd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    3rd

    26

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