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Course summary

The field of criminology and criminal justice is constantly developing, challenging both researchers and practitioners as new forms of crime and harm emerge from a range of perennial issues. Whether it's established issues of crime and disorder or emergent problems attached to new technologies, changing demographic patterns of globalised structural networks, there is a growing demand - locally and nationally - for professionals with substantive, social-scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice along with the research skills needed for their development. The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice aims to prepare you for a career in the broad field of criminal justice by developing your awareness of current problems in crime and harm and equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to and lead professional services across the criminal justice sector. This course is suitable for graduates from a wide range of academic disciplines, including criminology, policing, sociology, psychology and law, who are keen to build on their current knowledge to pursue a career in criminal justice and for professionals working in the criminal justice sector who want to expand their own skills, knowledge and competencies. Throughout the course, you will explore current problems and ideas on both sides of the criminological discipline and have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to join the next generation of practitioners and researchers. You’ll receive research training that roams beyond the established distinction between qualitative and quantitative to explore the new frontier of online methodologies. You’ll learn from practitioners and researchers with interests that range across the social sciences and benefit from our established links with West Yorkshire Police, the probation service and a variety of connected organisations. These experts will help you to develop strong analytical and research skills and support you as you conduct your own real-world criminological research, putting your ideas and interests into practice through the completion of a postgraduate research project.


You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study. Justice and Control in the 21st Century, Current Criminological Concepts, Practical Criminological Research, Illicit Markets, Scholarly Project.

Assessment method

We use a range of assessment methods throughout the course, which includes: Essays, Podcasts, Group and Individual Presentations and a Scholarly Project.

Entry requirements

A degree classification 2:2 or higher in related subject such as criminology, sociology, psychology or other cognate field.

Fees and funding

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Criminology and Criminal Justice at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS