MA Criminology & Criminal Justice at Bournemouth University - UCAS

Course summary

Take your understanding of criminality and criminal justice to the next level. Whether you are developing your career or moving on from undergraduate study, this course will help advance your skills to meet the demands of crime and criminal justice roles. Why study MA Criminology & Criminal Justice at BU?

  • Develop advanced analytical knowledge and understanding of criminological theory and criminal justice processes and outcomes, informed by current practice and research
  • Advance your leadership and practice skills to align with requirements from current employers in criminal justice
  • Conduct an independent piece of critical research in a related area of your choice
  • Develop advanced research skills for critically examining complex problems, suitable for theoretical and practical application
  • Consider criminology and criminal justice from a global perspective
  • Advance your knowledge of crime and criminology under the tutelage of our research-active teaching staff, bringing research and professional practice into the classroom environment.
What can you achieve with a Master’s criminology degree? Whether you are already working within policing or criminal justice and want to develop your career opportunities, are keen to build upon an undergraduate degree, or if you are looking to start a career in this area, this Master’s degree will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding you need. The degree also prepares you for future postgraduate research.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements are to be confirmed.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9500 Year 1
Scotland £9500 Year 1
Wales £9500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9500 Year 1
EU £17250 Year 1
International £17250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Core Units: Contemporary Criminological Theory; Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice; Penalism and Punishment; Policy Making in the Criminal Justice System; Dissertation. Option Units: Complexities of Contemporary Policing; Hate Crime and Extremism; Professional Practice and Leadership Skills; Victimisation and Sexual Violence
MA Criminology & Criminal Justice at Bournemouth University - UCAS