Postgraduate MSc


Explore the world of crime and themes such as victimisation, race and gender as taught by experts in the field.


Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Start date

    22 Jan 2024

Designed in consultation with statutory, charitable and voluntary crime-related agencies in the region, this course will allow you to explore current issues in criminology and criminal justice and reflect upon the related themes of race, ethnicity, gender, state power, and war.

As part of your course, you'll:

  • Study theoretical approaches in criminology and their methods of criminological research
  • Develop an advanced understanding of the dimensions of social divisions and social diversity
  • Understand local, national, and international contexts of crime, victimisation and punishment, and responses to crime and deviance
  • Apply your knowledge in a dissertation aligned to your personal interests or career ambitions

You’ll study a range of interesting, innovative and challenging modules taught by academics who are actively engaged in publication and research. You’ll have a choice of options in the field of administrative criminology and criminal justice system, critical criminology and social justice, and aspects of international security, crime and justice.  

As well as developing key critical and analytical skills, your course will give you the skills and knowledge to work with the victims of crime, in the rehabilitation of offenders, in crime prevention and in the shaping of crime policy. Depending on your choice of options, you can supplement these skills with knowledge applicable for jobs in the non-governmental sector, as well as jobs in the international field of crime and justice.

Why study Criminology at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Opportunity to specialise in your areas of interest
  2. Engage with charity and public sector crime related organisations
  3. Research-led teaching
  4. Guest lectures and speakers from industry, the voluntary sector and practising researchers
  5. Part-time study option available

MSc Criminology MSc Criminology student David Hesford talks about his experiences at Leeds Beckett.