The MSc in Crime, Justice and Psychology provides you with an in-depth understanding of the relationship between psychology, mental disorder, crime and law, enabling you to analyse its implications for the treatment and management of offenders.
You will consider the application of psychological theories to the investigation of crime and pursuit of justice, and subsequently to the management and rehabilitation of offenders. You will also critically explore debates regarding mental disorder and responsibility for crime.
The course has been prepared by lecturers who are at the forefront of research in this field. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of crime and its consequences, both theoretical and applied, with a particular focus on the psychology of offending.
This degree will develop your capacity for imaginative, rigorous and critical thinking. As well as gaining specific knowledge of the social processes of crime, criminalisation and the criminal justice system, you will strengthen your ability to understand and use different types of evidence. You will develop transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers, including the ability to present and develop a cohesive argument, communicate information to academic and non-academic audiences, conduct research and identify solutions to theoretical and research problems.
A first or second class honours degree from a British university or equivalent international academic qualifications. It is expected that this would usually be in Criminology or a cognate discipline. Comparable professional qualifications or experience will be considered. However, where more clarity is required you will be asked to undertake a short written assessment.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Criminological Research Methods (double module)
Theorising Crime and Deviance (double module)
Mental Disorder, Justice and Crime
Forensic and Legal Psychology
Plus your Dissertation
Choose two option modules from:
Responding to Terrorism
Criminal Justice Professions: Policy and Practice
Critical Issues in Policing
UK and EU Students
This is the total course fee.
Starting in September 2021 £8,190
If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place.
This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.
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