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Criminal Justice (Distance Learning) MSc

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Online/Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

If you're interested in criminal justice – government policy, the penal process or the response of criminal justice systems to offending – then this MSc Criminal Justice Master’s degree is for you.

On this course, you'll focus on disadvantaged communities and groups, and their treatment by and within the criminal justice system. You’ll debate key issues such as policing, sentencing and types of punishment.

You can study the course full or part-time, on campus or through distance learning.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn from an experienced team of criminal justice specialists in our Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Benefit from our local, national and international links with the criminal justice sector
  • Customise your degree to meet your career goals
  • Draw on the expertise and facilities in our Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Hear from guest speakers who are professionals in the criminal justice field
  • Learn through our supported distance learning programme, which gives you the flexibility to fit your studies in around other commitments
  • Have 24/7 access to the extensive facilities in our university library, including books, ejournals and newspaper

Careers and opportunities

What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree?

On this course you'll learn skills that apply to several career choices in areas such as:

  • Policing (as an officer or civilian staff)
  • Crime analysis
  • Probation
  • The courts and prison service
  • Local authorities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Military
  • Civil Service
  • Academia and research
  • Charities
  • Private industry

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you complete this course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the heritage, teaching, or other related industries.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 4,050per 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 Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 106 13

    42nd out of 105 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    117 52%

    60th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    11th

    67
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    45th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    122 57%

    42nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    49th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    62nd

    43

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