Criminology and Criminal Justice

Open your mind to a range of perspectives on crime and justice, and the impact they have on society today.

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Key Facts



MA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

Degree Duration

1 year :

Full Time


Start Dates

Degree Overview

The University of Roehampton’s MA Criminology and Criminal Justice will help you gain the skills required to explore and develop your research and your employability. The course content draws on a diverse range of Social Science disciplines such as criminology, law and socio-legal studies, psychology, sociology and human rights.

Our programme comprises five core modules – including a dissertation – and a number of optional modules based on the research specialisms of our high profile academic staff.

This dynamic and outward-looking syllabus encourages fresh thinking in the study of crime and justice. Our range of exciting new optional modules will enable you to specialise in key criminological topics such as migration, online harm, environmental justice and genocide.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

You will be equipped with the knowledge, competencies and skills to prepare you for further study at PhD level. The programme's practice-focused approach also equips students with the knowledge and skills required for a range of employment options within criminal justice and beyond.

You will gain a strong foundation of knowledge and be introduced to criminology within its historical and cultural context. You will also examine a range of contemporary issues such as global crime networks, mass incarceration, policing, organised crime and counter-terrorism.

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualification (PGCert / PGDip) or complete the full MA