International Criminology and Criminal Justice (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Deepen your knowledge of international criminological and criminal justice issues and develop your research skills in these areas.

This programme is an excellent grounding to pursue a PhD in criminology or prepare for a career in social research, public policy or administration.

The course will provide you with:

  • knowledge of contemporary debates in international criminology and criminal justice
  • an understanding of criminological and criminal justice theory, methods, and practical issues
  • techniques to critique criminal justice policies using criminological and psychological perspectives
  • the ability to design and conduct independent research
  • study skills that help you present ideas, arguments and research findings 

You'll explore key subjects including:

  • international criminal justice
  • criminological and psychological perspectives 
  • international organised crime

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) - you'll usually study for around 15 weeks and will not need to write a dissertation
  • a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) - you'll usually study for around 30 weeks and will not need to write a dissertation

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Paul Bridgen, Associate Professor in Social Policy. Visit our Staff Profile pages to read more about Dr Paul Bridgen’s work.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.