Postgraduate - taught prospectus

International Criminology, MA

The MA International Criminology allows students to study criminology at an advance level encompassing in-depth investigations from a critical perspective.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Encompasses in-depth investigation of major theoretical and substantive issues in contemporary criminology from a critical perspective and within an international context
  • Includes a dissertation
  • Available full-time or part-time.

Department

School of Law

Location

Attendance

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Why study this programme?

The programme offers students the opportunity to study criminology at an advanced level. The MA encompasses in-depth investigation of major theoretical and substantive issues in contemporary criminology from a critical perspective and within an international context.

Students aim to complete the MA award within 12 months of full-time study and 24 months of part-time study. Options also exist for students to defer the programme at intermediate stages with a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. The programme will appeal to those wishing to extend their knowledge of criminology, to explore alternative approaches/perspectives, and to broaden their understanding within an interdisciplinary, comparative and international context.

The MA will also be of interest to practitioners working in criminal justice; social care; crime prevention and community safety; youth offending and youth justice; forensics; child protection and victim support. These are also the career destinations for graduates. The MA programme follows the School's normal structure for level 7 degrees of core subjects, optional subjects and a dissertation.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements: For entry in September 2018 you should have:

  • Typically, an undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above in criminology or a related discipline from a UK or EU university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas university.
  • Additionally, if you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score MUST be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

We welcome applications from mature students and/or students with professional work backgrounds.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Taught courses are composed of lectures, seminars and workshops with group discussion and other class activities. Each course is assessed through the submission of two essays or reports of 3,500 words. Students are assigned an individual supervisor with whom they work closely on a topic of their own choosing, undertaking research and writing an extended 15,000-word research dissertation.

Careers

Employment opportunities in criminology continue to expand, here and abroad, with a huge variety of posts in criminal justice agencies such as the police service, probation service, prison service, Crown Prosecution Service and the magistracy. Posts are also available in social care, crime prevention, community safety, youth offending and youth justice, forensics, child protection and victim support. 

Local and national government agencies and international governmental and non-governmental organisations also offer opportunities in policy research, public relations and specialist practice, such as working for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

To ensure we deliver the best learning experience for our students, the structure and delivery of courses may change to reflect knowledge and industry standards. Course options illustrated here may not be available to all students and may not run every year.

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