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Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

City, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Investigate the human obsession with crime by taking a critical approach to criminology and criminal justice in this MSc programme. You may pursue an established field of learning or specialise in a subject area that relates to your background or career ambitions.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will benefit from the globally broad perspective presented in this MSc.

We believe that crime is multi-dimensional and should focus on the victim as much as the offender, the family of the offender, the community and the wider society.

You benefit from focusing not just on criminal acts, but also on the societal reaction to crime and cultural narratives around it.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Arts (MA)

Who is this course for?

If you are an independent thinker who wants to work within criminal justice, or perhaps already does, this degree is ideal. You can undertake specific research that builds on undergraduate criminology degrees taken anywhere in the world.

An interest in data collection and analysis will also be useful as research methods form a key component of the programme.

You might have a background in science, humanities or law, and you might already be working in the criminal justice system.


The Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc can prepare you for careers across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

You will have a wealth of different employment options open to you when you graduate. These span from research and policy development to the security services and criminal justice system.

Our graduates have been recruited by the following organisations:

The Metropolitan Police
The National Probation Service
The UK Foreign Office
The Prison Service

You might also consider staying in education and pursuing further research through a relevant PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,390per year

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

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 103 3

    79th out of 102 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    143 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    127 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    35 35%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%



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