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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, SEP-23

  • Duration

    8 months

Course summary

On this course you’ll have many opportunities to apply your criminological knowledge.

Using our strong links with a wide range of bodies, you can collaborate on projects with organisations such as Gloucestershire Constabulary, Restorative Gloucestershire, community groups - as well as business partnerships active in crime prevention and reduction initiatives, and charities providing support and training around issues such as domestic homicide, stalking and sexual violence.

Study style

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, workshops, field trips and projects. Your studies will be assessed through a mixture of coursework, research reports, presentations and dissertation.

You’ll also be able to participate in the work of one of our specialist research groups. For instance, students in our Sexual Violence Research Group have reviewed historical case files on sexual offences for a police force, and contributed expertise to a local authority initiative on sexual violence service provision for men and boys. Working on real-world challenges like these can open up opportunities for your dissertation topic and your chosen career.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • police officer or staff, youth justice, prison service, diversionary schemes
  • victim support organisations
  • crime analyst
  • housing, community, development, and work with ex-offenders.
  • research and evaluation including advanced further study.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 10,000overall cost

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 Gloucestershire

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  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

From day one, students are supported by a dedicated personal tutor, small classes, and a close community.
Placements, trips and one-to-one support help students build confidence to try new things – preparing them for life after graduation.
With three unique campuses in the beautiful and historic settings of Cheltenham and Gloucester, Gloucestershire offers the best in city and country living.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    92nd out of 105 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    111 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%



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