Criminology MSc

Study MSc Criminology at the University of Portsmouth. Further your studies at a postgraduate level, boost your employability and achieve your goals. Our MSc Criminology degree course is the perfect way to take your interest in the field further – whether you're already working and want to advance your career, or a graduate who wants to take their studies to Master's level. On this course, you'll develop your understanding of the origins, principles and concepts of key theoretical approaches, explore the political and sociological influences on crime, and get to grips with the changing nature of criminology. You'll tailor your studies and choose between additional specialisms including counter fraud, security and cybercrime, so that your final award matches your interests and career ambitions. You can choose to study this course full or part-time, either on campus or through distance learning. When you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge for a career in organisations including criminal justice agencies, local and central government, think tanks, the voluntary sector and non-governmental organisations.

Course syllabus:

  1. Key Criminological Approaches: Past and Present

  2. Research Methods and Research Ethics

  3. Dissertation / Major Project