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A master’s degree is a postgraduate certification offered by a university to a student who already has a bachelor’s degree. The courses typically focus on one field of study and allow the student to specialize in that area. What is a Master in Criminology?  A master’s degree in criminology often focuses on the advanced sciences of criminal behavior, crime analysis, and foren… Read more

A master’s degree is a postgraduate certification offered by a university to a student who already has a bachelor’s degree. The courses typically focus on one field of study and allow the student to specialize in that area.

What is a Master in Criminology?  A master’s degree in criminology often focuses on the advanced sciences of criminal behavior, crime analysis, and forensics. Courses may include criminological study and research techniques. For those wishing to specialize, classes can be found in forensic psychology, environmental forensics, and crime scene investigation. Students may also choose courses on anti-corruption compliance and collective action (IMACC), and intelligence and crime analysis.

Graduates with a master’s degree in criminology typically have a deep understanding of human behavior and needs. They may also be more organized, analytical, and socially and politically aware than other types of graduates, helping them stand out from competitors in the job market.

Different universities offer various types of programs in criminology that can last for varying lengths of time. For this reason, prospective students may wish to contact the school of their choice and request information on current prices and policies.

After graduating with a master’s degree in criminology, there are many possible careers for the individual to choose from in the field of law enforcement such as a forensic specialist, criminal profiler, or upper-management police officer. Additionally, depending on the area of specialization, the graduate may wish to become a professor, continue research, or take additional studies to further specialize in fields of psychology or sociology. Graduates may also elect to join government organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Interpol because those agencies often hire individuals with master’s degrees. State programs may seek candidates for positions such as legislative staffer and undercover investigator.

Master’s degree programs in criminology can be earned at universities worldwide because fighting crime is a global issue. To begin the process, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Unicaf - Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, United Kingdom

The Master of Arts in Criminology and Social Policy is aiming to enable students to develop an advanced understanding of cutting-edge developments in the fields of criminology ... +

The Master of Arts in Criminology and Social Policy is aiming to enable students to develop an advanced understanding of cutting-edge developments in the fields of criminology and social policy, with a particular focus upon their intersection through the processes of criminalization and the workings of institutions of (in)justice; enable students to develop a critical awareness of the theoretical and empirical relationships between power and social divisions as they relate to the fields of criminology and social policy; help students develop a critical understanding of the social, political and historical processes that affect the ways in which crimes and harms are perpetrated and responded to locally, nationally and internationally; prepare students to develop critical discussion and analysis of complex concepts and to work independently and with some originality; present students with the opportunity to engage in a sustained piece of in-depth research work which demonstrates an advanced understanding and application of the methodology, method and analysis; enhance the critical, analytic, research and employability skills of students working within or aspiring to work within Criminology and Social Policy related professions. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Essex Online
UK Online, United Kingdom

Wherever there are people, crime will follow, which makes criminology and criminal psychology an exciting interdisciplinary field to study. The specialist criminological knowl ... +

Wherever there are people, crime will follow, which makes criminology and criminal psychology an exciting interdisciplinary field to study. The specialist criminological knowledge and skills you gain through this 100% online and part-time Masters could open up a variety of careers within offender support, security services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, plus many more. This online MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology will provide you with a sociological introduction to crime, causation and criminological theory. You will disseminate research undertaken at the University of Essex’s Centre for Criminology which informs both academia and public policy. This includes research strands in crime and the media, green criminology as well as terrorism, security and surveillance. You will explore the challenges that arise when investigating complex crime and how these challenges can sometimes derail an investigation. And you will learn how to critically evaluate the application of investigative strategies and assess a range of scientific, forensic and techniques that are available to complex crime investigators. You will gain an overview of the links between mental disorder, personality disorder and crime and develop a thorough understanding of forensic psychology and its role in the assessment, treatment and management of mentally disordered offenders. You will also develop a critical understanding of the historic relationship between psychology and police practice, including where psychology has had the greatest impact on policing. -
MSc
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global
Madrid, Spain +1 More

The master's degree in Neurocriminology of Aggressive Behavior is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the ... +

The master's degree in Neurocriminology of Aggressive Behavior is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) ). -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Spanish
Online
 

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University of Portsmouth Online
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

As more people and services look to digital technologies, the risks and threats of cybercrime continue to grow. This has exposed a shortfall in experienced cybercrime investig ... +

As more people and services look to digital technologies, the risks and threats of cybercrime continue to grow. This has exposed a shortfall in experienced cybercrime investigators. Study with us the MSc Cybercrime and join the next generation of cybercrime researchers and investigators. -
MSc
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
University of London
London, United Kingdom

This postgraduate programme is designed for committed professionals who are involved or aspire to participate in important debates around criminal behaviour, penal policy, pub ... +

This postgraduate programme is designed for committed professionals who are involved or aspire to participate in important debates around criminal behaviour, penal policy, public safety and human rights. -
MSc
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
04 Apr 2022
07 Mar 2022
Online
 
Stafford
Dubai, United Arab Emirates +1 More

The Masters in Security & Risk Management programme provides students with advanced knowledge of crime, risk and managing security in a variety of organisations and situat ... +

The Masters in Security & Risk Management programme provides students with advanced knowledge of crime, risk and managing security in a variety of organisations and situations. You will develop an understanding of a range of theoretical models that explain why and how people commit a crime, how to analyse and assess risk, and how to manage security. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
24 months
English
Online
 
Informa – Defence & Security
London, United Kingdom +1 More

Analyse the concepts of security studies by developing your knowledge of broader military, strategic and political considerations. You will gain a solid academic grounding in ... +

Analyse the concepts of security studies by developing your knowledge of broader military, strategic and political considerations. You will gain a solid academic grounding in criminology, terrorism and intelligence. The Security Studies programme will help you gain a solid academic grounding in criminology, terrorism and intelligence. This is combined with the practitioner experience of our teaching team, all of which will enable you to engage with institutions and individuals central to the wide area of security. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 28 months
English
Online
 
Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

The online M.S. in Justice Studies - Criminology program from Campbellsville University is designed to enhance your capabilities in law enforcement and help you take the next ... +

The online M.S. in Justice Studies - Criminology program from Campbellsville University is designed to enhance your capabilities in law enforcement and help you take the next step in your career towards becoming a criminologist, detective supervisor, forensic psychologist, district attorney, and more. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
IMF Smart Education Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Complete the multidisciplinary knowledge of iter criminis, the path followed by the evidence from its collection at the crime scene to its treatment in the crime laboratory.

Complete the multidisciplinary knowledge of iter criminis, the path followed by the evidence from its collection at the crime scene to its treatment in the crime laboratory. -
Master
Part-time
12 months
Spanish
Online
 
Informa – Defence & Security
London, United Kingdom

The knowledge you will gain from this course will prove invaluable encountering the ever-present and increasingly complex threat to local, national and global security.

The knowledge you will gain from this course will prove invaluable encountering the ever-present and increasingly complex threat to local, national and global security. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 28 months
English
Online
 
Informa – Defence & Security
London, United Kingdom +1 More

The innovative Covert Investigation and Specialist Intelligence programme explores key themes involving covert and intelligence matters including effectiveness, value, lawfuln ... +

The innovative Covert Investigation and Specialist Intelligence programme explores key themes involving covert and intelligence matters including effectiveness, value, lawfulness, risks and ethics. The course incorporates a wider range of subjects including HUMINT collection, the elicitation of intelligence, investigative interview models, covert techniques, underpinning legislation, oversight mechanisms, intelligence sharing and analysis at local, national and global levels. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 27 months
English
Online