Postgraduate MSc


Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Explore current issues in criminology and criminal justice and reflect upon the related themes of race, ethnicity, gender, state power and war.

You will study various theoretical approaches in criminology and their methods of criminological research. You will apply your acquired knowledge in a dissertation on a topic of your choice and aligned to your personal interests or career ambitions.

You will study a range of interesting, innovative and challenging modules taught by academics who are actively engaged in publication and research. You will 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 degree 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.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including social work and social policy.

This course has been designed in consultation with statutory, charitable and voluntary crime related agencies in the region. It therefore reflects the ongoing need for agencies to upgrade the knowledge and skills of professionals and practitioners. We also introduce advanced criminological knowledge to graduates who wish to further their knowledge or interests.

Our course is taught by academic criminology experts, some of which are actively engaged in scholarship, publication and research funded by national bodies such as the Home Office, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Research Councils. The course also prepares graduates for further research should they wish to pursue a PhD degree.

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.

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