Our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology Masters degree offers an advanced qualification that is designed to equip graduates with a thorough understanding of cutting-edge and important topics within criminology and criminal psychology.
Why study this subject?
Studying for a Criminology and Criminal Psychology Masters qualification gives you the opportunity to expand your subject knowledge and build on the skills you have gained during your undergraduate studies. The benefits extend beyond improving your earning potential.
If you have not previously studied for a Bachelors degree in criminology, criminal justice or related subjects, our MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology course will provide grounding for a range of specialist careers including hundreds of different roles within the Police Service (from analytical Police Staff roles to serving Police Officers), working with offenders from support workers to probation and prison staff, working within victim services and roles within a variety of law enforcement agencies from the Security Services to the National Crime Agency.
Graduates with a non-criminology Bachelors degree will complete a pre-course self study pack before beginning their first Level 7 module. The reading material and tutor support provided will help you to adapt to the challenge of postgraduate criminology study and give you the tools to develop your skills in a new direction with confidence.
This course is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
The MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology degree is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.
Level 7 modules:
- Criminal Victimisation (20 credits)
- Applied Forensic Psychology (20 credits)
- Crime, Causation and Criminological Theory (20 credits)
- Complex Criminal investigations (20 credits)
- Practical Psychology for Policing (20 credits)
- Advanced Research Methods (20 credits)*
- Criminology and Criminal Psychology Thesis (60 credits)*
- These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.
A postgraduate qualification is a major achievement and greatly valued by employers. Recent surveys show that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level and less likely to be unemployed. For some jobs, a postgraduate qualification may be essential, for others it offers a competitive edge.
As companies seek out graduates with the most advanced skills to respond to the latest changes in crime and criminology, a Masters degree in Criminology and Criminal Psychology could give you the competitive edge you need to advance to these upper level positions.
The specialist knowledge and understanding you will gain could open up rewarding careers within the Police Service (from analytical Police Staff roles to serving Police Officers), working with offenders from support workers to probation and prison staff, working within victim services and roles within a variety of law enforcement agencies from the Security Services to the National Crime Agency.
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