Applied Criminology at University of Greenwich - UCAS

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Course summary

This master's degree equips you with a deep understanding of how criminological theory, concepts and methods can be applied and understood in the context of criminal justice practice. Subject to validation The MA in Applied Criminology offers students a practical, contemporary and critically engaged programme of study that draws on the extensive practice experience and applied research specialisms of the criminology teaching team. This master's degree equips you with a deep understanding of the criminal justice system and its partnered agencies, as well as practical knowledge of the organisational and structural aspects of the wider sector. This master's will be particularly useful for those seeking professional development and higher responsibility roles in; probation, prisons, rehabilitation, policing, youth justice, violence reduction, social justice and third sector services. What you should know about this course

  • The programme is ideal for practitioners already working in related fields, or those wishing to enter higher responsibility roles in the criminal justice sector.
  • Students aim to complete the MA within 12 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time).
  • You can exit at intermediate stages with a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma award.
  • The MA includes a dissertation, which allows you to conduct your own research with 1-to-1 supervision.
  • You can tailor the programme to your specific areas of interest through a range of optional modules.


All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

On this course, students are assessed by coursework and presentations. Some modules may also include exams. There are also practice assessments, which help you to monitor your own progress and make continual improvement.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in Law, Criminology, or a relevant subject. Applicants without a degree that have professional qualifications or relevant professional experience may be considered.

English language requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. For our English entry requirements, please click on the link below.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £11000 Whole course
Scotland £11000 Whole course
Wales £11000 Whole course
EU £17450 Whole course
International £17450 Whole course

Additional fee information

These fees are currently set for 2024/25 entry. For more information, please visit:

Sponsorship information

We understand that the transition to University for Undergraduate students can be daunting and confusing when it comes to finances. The University of Greenwich has a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and other financial support measures to support students that require it most. More information can be found on our website at

Applied Criminology at University of Greenwich - UCAS