Criminal Justice and Criminology at University of Derby - UCAS

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Course summary

  • Study an intellectually challenging course which fosters a deep-level understanding of how our justice and penal system works
  • Benefit from the breadth and diversity of our academic expertise and our extensive professional links
  • Explore issues of theoretical and social importance with our research-active teaching staff who are recognised authorities in their fields
  • Keep up to date with latest policies, practices and debates so that you are better equipped to embark on a new career in the justice arena or to progress in your current working role
  • Study full-time or part-time to suit your personal circumstances
During a time when a process of swift and relentless change is transforming our justice system, this MSc aims to develop and sustain a high performing, efficient and effective criminal and community justice system which both benefits victims and rehabilitates those who offend.


You will study the following core modules: Criminological Frameworks; Criminal Justice: Theory and Practice; Applied Research in Criminal Justice Systems; Global Criminology and Criminal Justice. You will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of options which include: Criminal Justice: Practice and Management; Concepts of Global Terrorism; The Legal and Criminal Justice Context of Forensic and Criminal Psychology. In addition, you will undertake an original piece of research into a theme of your own choice through our independent studies module.

Assessment method

The emphasis is on continuous assessment and written assignments. Some modules may also include presentations and group projects for assessment purposes.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) in criminology or a related subject. We also welcome applicants who have substantial and relevant professional experience but do not have a degree. Applicants who are applying to study on the programme who do not have English as their first language will need to hold IELTS 6 with a minimum of 6.0 in each module.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £950* Module
Northern Ireland £950* Module
Scotland £950* Module
Wales £950* Module

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Criminal Justice and Criminology at University of Derby - UCAS