MSc Criminology

Leeds Beckett University

Program Description

MSc Criminology

Leeds Beckett University

Our cutting edge course is critical in its approach to criminology, promoting themes of race, ethnicity and gender to reflect the current thinking and research in the discipline. You'll study the causes and correction of crime, criminality and criminal victimisation.

You will explore the different methods of criminological research before completing an independent dissertation. We'll also provide you with a critical awareness and understanding of current criminological knowledge.

If you're a graduate in criminology, law, social sciences and related disciplines, and want to further your studies, this is the course for you. There's a range of interesting, innovative and challenging modules, taught by world leading experts who are actively engaged in publication and research.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Psychology, Sociology, Health & Social Care, Humanities combined awards, English Literature, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law or Youth & Community Studies, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.


IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
4,500 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Leeds, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 4,500 GBP
Overseas: 10000 GBP