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10 MA Programs in Criminology

After earning a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree is the next step. Earning a Master of Arts usually takes an extra two to four years, depending on the program. What is an MA in Criminology? It is a postgraduate degree that tends to provide you with advanced theoretical and methodical training for careers in criminal justice research and management. Many programs encourage you to an… Read more

After earning a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree is the next step. Earning a Master of Arts usually takes an extra two to four years, depending on the program.

What is an MA in Criminology? It is a postgraduate degree that tends to provide you with advanced theoretical and methodical training for careers in criminal justice research and management. Many programs encourage you to analyze questions about criminal behavior: is criminal behavior learned or inherent; how can behavior psychology help to prevent future crimes; what are some solutions to the increasing crime rate in teenagers; etc. Some programs allow you to tailor courses to create a customized curriculum.

Because criminology studies criminal behavior on individual and social levels, you learn to recognize and analyze certain behavior. You may begin to better understand the reasoning behind behaviors of individuals you encounter in your life. You may also develop leadership skills that will help you in gaining higher levels of employment.

Many MA in Criminology programs are offered online. These courses tend to be more affordable than traditional classroom learning. Check with your school’s office of admissions for details about tuition.

A Master of Arts in Criminology prepares you for more advanced careers. Criminologist, forensic psychologist, criminal profiler and college professor are all careers that require a master’s degree. Criminologists analyze all aspects of a crime with the goal of preventing criminal behavior in the future. Forensic psychology is an overarching title that refers to many specializations that involve the practice of psychology in association with the law and the criminal justice system. Criminal profilers help develop leads and identify suspects of crimes.

There are many benefits to studying criminology at a physical location. Online degree programs come with their own set of advantages. Completing assignments, listening to lectures and participating in class discussions may be performed around your personal schedule. 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. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
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
 
University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom

Explore an exciting blend of criminology and criminal justice subjects and address key contemporary questions and debates. By studying criminological theory and policy you’ll ... +

Explore an exciting blend of criminology and criminal justice subjects and address key contemporary questions and debates. By studying criminological theory and policy you’ll see how conceptual frameworks can be applied to thinking about crime and society. Our MA is underpinned by our research expertise. You’ll be taught by experts who shape the field of criminology and criminal justice studies. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Sep 2022
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University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qua ... +

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. This qualification must have been obtained prior to submitting your application. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page. If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The MA in Global Criminology is a one-year Master’s program that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and global crime iss ... +

The MA in Global Criminology is a one-year Master’s program that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and global crime issues, crime policies, and crime control strategies. The program offers a multidisciplinary, critical, and comparative perspective in criminology, open for students with a BA degree in law, criminology, social sciences, or any other related social discipline such as economy, history, or media studies, to name a few. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, USA

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UTA provides students with an academically rigorous education and prepares them for leadership positions in private, stat ... +

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UTA provides students with an academically rigorous education and prepares them for leadership positions in private, state, or federal agencies; in addition, the department also prepares students for advanced graduate-level degrees and careers in non-traditional fields. -
MA
Full-time
18 - 24 months
English
Dec 2022
Campus
 
Lancashire Law School - University of Central Lancashire
Lancashire, United Kingdom

UCLan’s MA Criminology programme offers you a flexible approach to developing your skills and knowledge to enhance your employability in this fascinating and growing area of s ... +

UCLan’s MA Criminology programme offers you a flexible approach to developing your skills and knowledge to enhance your employability in this fascinating and growing area of study. Our course covers a wide range of current issues that are the subject of public and policy concern, both in the domestic UK system or globally. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

Crime, its causes, and how we should deal with it, are never far from the headlines, and expertise in this area is increasingly valued by employers in government and other sec ... +

Crime, its causes, and how we should deal with it, are never far from the headlines, and expertise in this area is increasingly valued by employers in government and other sectors. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Suffolk
Ipswich, United Kingdom

The MA Criminology: Crime and Victimisation address contemporary issues within the study of crime, community safety and criminal justice. It will enable you to develop special ... +

The MA Criminology: Crime and Victimisation address contemporary issues within the study of crime, community safety and criminal justice. It will enable you to develop specialist knowledge of the current trends and historical debates surrounding crime causation, crime control and regulation in the UK and internationally. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics
Seattle, USA

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) is an interdisciplinary program that offers a comprehensive, rigorous, analytic study of crime and societal responses.

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) is an interdisciplinary program that offers a comprehensive, rigorous, analytic study of crime and societal responses. -
MA
English
Campus