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MSc Criminology and Crime Scene Management

Solent University (Southampton)

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Southampton Solent University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


This specialist master’s degree provides an analytical and theoretical appreciation of criminological theory, combined with a critical, practical understanding of crime scenes to prepare you for a career in criminology or crime scene management. Examining both current criminological issues and justice challenges for the future, the course is stimulating, relevant and designed around personal development.

Supported by experienced staff, your studies will reflect contemporary criminology professional practice and will prepare you for a career in criminology or crime scene management.

And the master’s course is constantly refreshed with the latest thinking and best practice from the industry, thanks to the course team’s close relationships with the criminal justice sector.

The skills you will develop are benchmarked against the needs of sector employers, delivering an essential package of analytical thinking, crime scene investigation, evidential studies and critical thinking.

We are proud to offer you a wide range of industry expert guest speakers, to enhance your learning and offer a network of employment opportunities. You can also benefit from site visits, both locally and internationally, with past trips including US-based organisations such as the FBI, as well as the European Court of Justice and more. These unique opportunities offer the chance to experience a global perspective on criminology, and draw on this experience to widen your learning journey.

This course offers lecturing staff who are current within the industry, former criminal justice practitioners, and who have strong industry connections that offer employment opportunities.

What does this course lead to?

As a master’s graduate with directly relevant skills and knowledge, you will be well placed for roles in the police and related services, such as detective (direct entry), crime scene investigator, crime analyst, probation or prison services. You will also have career options in charity and support services, from victim or addiction support to human rights work.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for graduates of criminology, social sciences, law and other relevant disciplines, as well as experienced non-graduate criminal justice practitioners. It will open-up a wide range of career options in the criminal justice sector – and provide excellent professional development for those already working in the field.

Part time option is also available.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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

University information

Solent University (Southampton)

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  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

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