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11 Masters Programs in Criminology

Many students want to have the specialized knowledge of their career field that a master’s degree offers. Available to anyone who has completed a bachelor’s degree, this type of program can qualify students for a variety of engaging, high-paying jobs.

What is a Master in Criminology? Designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system, this type of program covers various topics such as forensics and criminal psychology. Students may learn how to research effectively to uncover hidden criminal backgrounds, or they could take classes on security. Each course gives students specialized knowledge on the subject of crime, from how a criminal thinks to the history of laws.

When enrolled in a Master in Criminology program, students may develop a variety of critical skills that can aid them in both their careers and personal lives. Research and analytical skills could lead to promotions and even increases in salary, while critical-thinking skills can help students on the job or at home.

The price of a master’s degree varies between schools because each one has its own tuition cost and fees. Factors such as how long the program takes to complete and whether courses are taken on campus or online may also affect the cost.

Students who hold a Master in Criminology can have access to a wider variety of interesting jobs than someone who only has a bachelor’s degree. Those with this kind of background may elect to work in law enforcement as either a police officer or a detective, or they could choose to work behind the scenes as a forensics researcher or consultant. Some may enjoy becoming lecturers and teaching the material to up-and-coming students. A background in criminology could also qualify a student to work in security.

Because universities understand that many students enrolled in a master’s program are juggling jobs and families with their education, many schools have started offering online classes to give students more flexibility. 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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11 Results in Criminology

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

In this highly professional program specifically all kinds of case studies, current experience and other specially selected for greater and more rapid assimilation of the ... [+]

Criminalistics or forensic science we define as the set of disciplines where the common object is the materialization of proof for legal purposes by scientific methodology.

Any science becomes forensic when serving the judicial process, but we must adapt specific to the purpose of investigation and judicial proof techniques, this is the reason for preparing this program, which aims to train professionals in Criminalistics as a qualification recognized by the university, to provide superior academic accreditation so that qualified professionals can enjoy this university recognition in their performances both owners and judicial levels to service the courts, using the most advanced techniques of these specialties .... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Part-time
2 years
Campus
Grupo Tiradentes

The coroner is a technical-scientific activity that produces technical evidence through forensic examinations necessary for elucidating crimes provided for in the Crimina ... [+]

Differentials Course

The coroner is a technical-scientific activity that produces technical evidence through forensic examinations necessary for elucidating crimes provided for in the Criminal Procedure Code. The expert activity is based on the following forensic sciences: chemistry, biology, genetics, geology, accounting, engineering, physics, computer science, medicine, toxicology, dentistry, copy documents, among others, which are constantly evolving. The postgraduate degree in Criminal Expertise and Forensic Sciences University Center Tiradentes (UNIT-AL) in partnership with Expertise Officer Alagoas (Poal) is a unique project, which came to cover a gap for those looking for training and updating the various areas of forensic science in the state of Alagoas. This is an innovative, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary model, covering topics and practices inherent in forensic sciences, never addressed in our state. It is different to be face with a high burden of practical activities, highly gabaritado faculty, formed by official experts masters and doctors from all over Brazil, with professional and research activities aimed at their forensic areas. With the best infrastructure of Alagoas, the UNIT and poal are able to offer this unprecedented and unique opportunity in Alagoas. Do not miss out!... [-]

Brazil Aracaju
March 2020
Portuguese (Brazil)
Full-time
374 hours
Campus
The International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology

The International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology (IMARC) is the only existing 2-year programme in criminology that focuses on border crossing, security and ... [+]

The International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology (IMARC) is the only existing 2-year programme in criminology that focuses on border crossing, security and social justice. The joint programme is offered by four different Universities in Europe.

IMARC deals with crucial issues ranging from the impact of the growing influx of migrants in relation to internal and external border control, transnational organised crime, human rights concerns, urban security and threats of radicalisation and terrorism, to the role of cybercrime, corporate malfeasance and the increase of hate crimes, racism and xenophobia. A major theme in addressing these current issues is the question of how to organize security as well as safeguard human rights. IMARC addresses the need for criminological expertise in the context of a common European criminal justice area coupled with challenges of internal and external border control and wider international developments.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam Belgium Ghent United Kingdom Canterbury Italy Bologna  + 4 More
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Bond University

The Master of Criminology program provides you with skill development and training as well as a scholarly appreciation of crime, justice and forensic issues. ... [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in criminology or sociology or legal studies or psychology or humanities/arts. Graduates from other disciplines may be considered.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Criminology program provides you with skill development and training as well as a scholarly appreciation of crime, justice and forensic issues. The course provides an understanding of a broad range of issues involving criminology theories, contemporary information on crime prevention, the theory and practice of punishment, criminal offenders, the police, courts and correctional institutions, including current crime and deviance issues. You will be provided with both knowledge and research skills and techniques required for the analysis of criminological issues and an understanding of how to critically evaluate published research.... [-]

Australia Robina
January 2020
Full-time
54 weeks
Campus
Bond University

The Master of Criminology (Professional) program provides students with skill development and training as well as a scholarly appreciation of crime, justice and forensic ... [+]

The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Criminology program with an additional 20-week Professional Portfolio component.

Professional Portfolio is a 45 credit point subject available to master’s (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially orientated and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real-world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their master’s specialisation.... [-]

Australia Robina
January 2020
Full-time
92 weeks
Campus
International University of Struga

Enthusiasm and desire to contribute to the development of Higher Education were the only motive we lead to the right formation of Euro College - Struga. The first steps b ... [+]

Master in Criminology & Detective

Enthusiasm and desire to contribute to the development of Higher Education were the only motive we lead to the right formation of Euro College - Struga. The first steps began with the academic sincerity, the way we chose is more difficult but we intend to insist more and build a Higher Educational institution who would be in step with the world, an institution which will provide learning with such a quality framework and will provide input in the development of labor-research teaching.Motivated by the support of many foreign institutions and the country, continues to make safer steps without distinction by all the difficulties because we have a clear vision and mission. Support from the British University, "Kensington College of Business," by renowned New grade group, the research center European Business Competence License (EBCL), British Business Group, whose task is understanding the specific industrial standards. We also had great significance to support the "American Heritage University" and College of London - "London City College".We would have loved to express great thanks to all ambassadors, prominent faces and institutions who visited our campus and supported us in our work.In academic 2007/2008 year we started as Euro College with three faculties, and in 2008 by the Ministry of Education and Science in the Republic of Macedonia won accreditation for two new institutes, the Institute of Politics and European Studies, International Institute for Economic Development and Ecological Management, which was the reason for the change of the name in... [-]

Macedonia Struga
September 2020
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Middlesex University London

The course is of special interest to those without a first degree in psychology but with a particular interest in psychological perspectives on crime and criminal justice ... [+]

Why study MSc Criminology with Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University?

Students studying this master's degree at Middlesex will benefit from field trips and expert guest lectures. Observational visits to the criminal courts assist a knowledge of psycho-legal courtroom decision-making and a visit to an adult prison builds an understanding of imprisoned populations and the psycho-social intervention programmes operating within prisons. Module teaching incorporates specialist guest lectures delivered by experts working in the fields of offender management, gangs, policing, prisoner care and welfare, and forensic psychology.

Students on the MSc are encouraged to attend the Common Studies Programme in Critical Criminology with postgraduate criminologists studying in universities across Europe including Athens, Barcelona, Ghent, Hamburg, Rotterdam, and also at John Jay College in New York.... [-]

United Kingdom London UK Online
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global

The master's degree in Neurocriminology of Aggressive Behavior is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access t ... [+]

Presentation

The master's degree in Neurocriminology of Aggressive Behavior is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) ).

The study of Neuro-criminology plays a crucial role both in the prevention of violence and in the diagnosis of the causes of a crime, and in the interventions necessary to carry out the reintegration of perpetrators and victims in society.

Neuro-criminology aims to apply the methodology and techniques of neuroscience studies to understand, predict, treat and even prevent violence and crime.... [-]

Spain Madrid Zamora
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Online
Danubius University

The mission of this program is didactic (providing education) and of scientific research, implying, on the one hand, forwarding specialized knowledge in the field of crim ... [+]

The mission of this program is didactic (providing education) and of scientific research, implying, on the one hand, forwarding specialized knowledge in the field of criminal science, and on the other, training the students in the research activity.

This program’s specific aims are: Presenting the new Criminal Code and the new Code of criminal procedure; Presenting the role of the Constitutional Court in judging the exceptions of unconstitutionality in criminal matters, as well as the role of the European Court of Human Rights in these matters; Analysing doctrine opinions tied to the recent legislative changes in the field; Presenting legal regulations in the field of criminal science, with special reference to aspects regarding corruption, organized crime, money laundering, drug abuse, tax evasion, crimes in the field of informatics, etc.; The comparative analysis of the main criminal and criminal procedure institutions that can be found in the regulations of the European countries; The analysis of legal practices in the sphere of criminal law and criminal procedure law, in accordance with the existing solutions in this field in the European Union countries; The capitalization of the graduate learning experience in and outside the country. Some of the subjects studied within this program are: In-depth special part Criminal law; Forensics: modern investigation procedures and techniques; European jurisdictional system of protecting the human rights; Executive criminal law; Criminal procedure law institutions; Institutions involved in fighting international crimes; Business criminal law; Individualising criminal law sanctions. Students graduating this master’s degree have the following career... [-]
Romania Galați
September 2020
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
University of Stirling

Earn a Masters in Criminological Research from Scotland’s top-ranked university for Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2020). Gain expert training in the latest m ... [+]

Earn a Masters in Criminological Research from Scotland’s top-ranked university for Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2020). Gain expert training in the latest methods and approaches.

This course provides you with expert training in the latest methods and approaches used in criminological research. We're ranked 1st in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2020).

We cover the principles of collecting, analysing and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data whilst also taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin criminology and socio-legal research, as well as exploring issues with comparative research and developing an understanding of the relationship between criminology research and policymaking.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 30 months
Campus
Malmö University

Criminology at Malmö University is a multidisciplinary subject that includes a broader range of study areas than just crime; utilising diverse theories as well as empiric ... [+]

Why do people commit a crime? What can we do to prevent crime? What are the connections between mental health and substance use in relation to offending and victimisation? These are a few of the questions criminologists strives to answer.

Criminology at Malmö University is a multidisciplinary subject that includes a broader range of study areas than just crime; utilising diverse theories as well as empirical research. It is a subject area that encompasses individual, societal, and situational aspects with a focus on processes and events throughout an individual’s life.

Our students independently, critically and systematically analyse complex topics relevant to social and behavioural science generally, and criminology more specifically. The programme is composed of students from different fields and cultural backgrounds, it encourages students to discuss subjects in both a Swedish and an international context. This provides a chance to develop - emphasising multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and international work.... [-]

Sweden Malmö
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus