By taking our Applied Criminology MSc, you can combine the theoretical analysis of criminology with a practical placement. Campus-based modules will cover the key issues in contemporary criminology. Your placement will allow you to apply your knowledge - and gain valuable experience and insight - in a supervised practical setting of your choosing within the criminal justice sector.
You will gain a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system and develop your critical awareness of historical debates, theories and research in criminology. You will also examine the current political, economic and social context of relevant debates on crime in the UK and abroad.
The course has been prepared by lecturers who are at the forefront of research in this field. Our selection of option modules allows you to specialise in areas of interest that relate to your professional needs including Crime, Justice and Psychology, Penology, Understanding Terrorism, Transnational Policing and the Psychology of Evil.
You will learn how to critically appraise research into criminology as well as conduct and write up your own study on a topic of your choice. You will develop transferable skills that are highly valued by employers including the ability to present and develop a coherent argument, advanced communication, research and problem-solving skills. The placement module will enhance your employment prospects within the criminal justice professions.
The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms and Conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information before submitting an application.
2:1 degree or an equivalent professional qualification.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Criminological Research Methods
Plus your Placement
Plus your Dissertation
Option modules, choose one option module from:
Current Issues in Clinical Criminology
Global Security and Policing
Plus two further option mpdules from:
Current Issues in Forensic Science and Justice
Racism and Hate Crime
Gender and Crime in a Globalised World
Power, Crime and Criminal Justice
Drugs and Crime
Crime Justice and Psychology
Responding to Terrorism
Media and Crime
Psychology of Evil
Crime Prevention and Community Safety
Our MSc in Applied Criminology will equip you with a whole host of skills that will give you a head-start in today’s competitive job market. The Department works closely with the University’s Career Development Service to alert you to relevant opportunities.
A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career changing. It can be the springboard to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role.
If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level. Postgraduate education at Leicester is a rewarding and enriching experience that enhances personal development.
Each year, some of our students progress to a PhD either at Leicester or at another university.
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