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MSC Criminology and Criminal Justice Practice

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

Approach criminology from an academic and professional perspective.
Engage with the criminal justice profession at home and abroad.
Choose between a traditional dissertation or workplace consultancy in your third semester - preparing for employment or doctoral study.
Study in the prestigious Helena Kennedy Centre of International Justice.
Draw on contemporary and future developments in criminal justice.

On this rewarding, varied course, you’ll develop advanced knowledge and understanding of criminology. You’ll study in the internationally-recognised Helena Kennedy centre, and gain useful contacts through study opportunities in the UK and internationally. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a range of exciting positions, and possess excellent transferable skills.

How you learn

The course provides a supportive learning environment, which balances subject knowledge, intellectual skills and employability training.

You’ll apply your skills through real-world experiences and active engagement with academics, volunteers and criminal justice practitioners. You’ll also have the opportunity to challenge, be challenged and collaborate in an academically stimulating environment.

You’ll tackle subjects including criminal justice leadership and reform, research methods and global threats. You'll gain a high-level knowledge and understanding of criminology, and a range of key transferrable persona, professional and practical skills.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • workshops on campus
  • online support through the University's virtual learning environment
  • teaching input from industry experts
  • virtual lectures
  • peer support
  • reflection
  • guided reading
  • student presentations
  • individual student reflection on learning

Future careers

The course prepares you for a career in

  • the police service
  • probation service
  • victim support organisations
  • prison service
  • social work
  • youth justice
  • Various inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • Third Sector organisations with an interest in victim support, criminal justice and offender management and support roles
  • further studies and academia.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 104 5

    54th out of 105 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    104 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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