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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

A course in criminology studies the issues of crime, deviance and criminal justice that are at the heart of our society.

On our Criminology MSc, we’ve combined modules in academic criminology and the criminal justice system with training in qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Our world-renowned criminological expertise and unique emphasis on research methodology will sharpen your ability to think in a logical and informed manner about criminological problems, and to design, conduct and manage effective research and evaluation.

Our Criminology MSc meets the British Criminology Society benchmarks for postgraduate taught courses.

What you will study

Combining criminological knowledge with applied research skills, this course will equip you with a sophisticated understanding of the most important challenges and perspectives in contemporary criminology.

Our Criminology MSc has been designed for graduates and practitioners with an appropriate first degree who seek advanced knowledge about issues connected with crime, deviance, control, the criminal justice system and social research.

This masters also has two new pathways – cybercrime and cybersecurity and corporate crime and corporate responsibility. These degrees also suit graduates and practitioners considering a PhD in this area, as well as practitioners in the criminal justice system and related government, security and voluntary agencies who wish to develop their understanding of the wider issues connected to crime.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

Our masters courses give you the opportunity to develop high-level research skills, which open doors to many careers. We also provide an online employability hub giving you access to extensive advice and guidance on how to take the next steps in your chosen career.

Some of our graduates have gone on to start their careers in the following roles:

  • Crime journalist
  • Crime researcher
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Police officer
  • Prison officer
  • Probation officer.

Application deadline

22 July 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,200per year

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

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

37% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK – the University of Surrey is truly a global community.
The university has 140 nationalities in its international community.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the world and works with a large network of education agents in other countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 105 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    141 66%

    24th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    8th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    37th

    24

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