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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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University of Sussex
Falmer, 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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Sep 2021
01 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

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

The MA in Global Criminology is a one-year Master’s programme that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and global crime issues, crime policies and crime control strategies. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Informa – Terrorism and 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
 

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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
Oct 2021
31 Aug 2021
Campus
 
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
Sep 2021
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 2021
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
 
Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Nottingham, United Kingdom

This Masters degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved ... +

This Masters degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Examine real-life case studies to piece together the inner workings of serious crime, and the methods used to police it. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed for many c ... +

Examine real-life case studies to piece together the inner workings of serious crime, and the methods used to police it. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed for many careers in criminal justice, such as the Police, youth justice, the Home Office or border agencies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 15 months
English
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
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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