MSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology

University of Greenwich

Program Description

MSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology

University of Greenwich

Please note that the information on this site relates to the programme commencing in September 2016.

The MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme provides students with the conceptual knowledge and skills to open up diverse career paths. Core courses will enable you to develop an understanding of the concepts, theories, methods and principles central to criminology and the skills to apply these in the forensic and legal area. Option courses build on this core grounding and enable you to develop an empirical insight in an area of your choice, culminating in a research project. This approach provides you with knowledge of the changing nature of psychology, law and criminology, and professional applications. It will also develop your ability to relate theory to practice in a way that provides more informed solutions to problems, and opportunities in the workplace. There is a valuable research grounding and a broad coverage of criminological, forensic and psychological approaches to crime and criminality.


  • Criminal Investigative Psychology (15 credits)
  • Psychology, Development and Crime (15 credits)
  • Comparative Criminological Research (30 credits)
  • Crime Theory (30 credits)
  • Criminology Postgraduate Dissertation Project (60 credits) p>

    Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology in Practice (30 credits)
  • Current issues in Child and Adolescent Psychology (30 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminology (30 credits)
  • Crime, Terrorism and the State (30 credits) p>

    Entry Requirements.

    For entry in September 2016: 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. 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. You may be invited to interview Entry requirements may be subject to change - please check with the School of Law's admissions team before making your application
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    Last updated May 18, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Sept. 2016
    1 - 2 years
    Part time
    Full time
    12,100 GBP
    Start date Sept. 2016
    United Kingdom London, England
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    Duration 1 - 2 years
    Price 12,100 GBP
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