Top 10 Criminology Masters Degree Courses in the UK & Europe

A Masters in Criminology can help several different career paths.

Some courses are only part time and aimed at those already working within Criminal Justice systems. Other courses, especially ones based outside of the UK, are aimed at those looking to work for international organisations or as criminal investigation teams. For other information on law-related postgraduate programs you can check out LLMstudy.com. In the meantime here’s our roundup of 10 of the best Masters in Criminology*.

MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice – University of Oxford

Cost: £14,765 total cost for UK/EU students / £23,505 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Full-time students at the University of Oxford complete this course in one year and part-time students take two years. Students cover a range of modern Criminology Theories and the practical application of them in the Criminal Justice system.

MSc in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management – University of Cambridge

Cost: £10,000 total cost for all students.
What You Will Study: This MSC at Cambridge is aimed at those already working within the criminal justice system in the UK and internationally and takes two years to complete studying part-time. The course is conducted by the Institute of Criminology.

MSc in Criminal Justice Policy – London School of Economics

Cost: £14,640 total cost for UK/EU students / £22,608 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Modules at LSE include Ethnicity, Race and Social Policy, Riots, Disorder and Urban Violence, and Crime, Control and the City. The course takes one year studying full time or two years studying part time.

MSc in Crime Science – University College London

Cost: £13,130 total cost for UK/EU students / £27,460 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Students can study this masters degree at UCL on a flexible basis over three to five years, alternatively they can complete the course in one year studying full time. Modules include Preventing Crimes and Horizon Scanning and the Changing Nature of Crime.

MSc in Comparative Criminal Justice – Leiden University

Cost: €2,143 for a first Dutch Masters or €16,000 for a second Dutch Masters for EU students / €18,300 for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a full-time course at the Dutch university that takes one year to complete and is taught in English. It takes an international approach to the study of Criminology and Justice.

MSc in Criminology – University of Edinburgh

Cost: £11,300 for UK/EU students / £22,850 for international students.
What You Will Study: Modules on the MSc in Criminology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland include Criminal Justice and Penal Process, Mental Health and Crime, and Media and Crime. This course takes one year studying full time and two years studying part time.

Masters by Research in Criminal Justice – Queen Mary University of London

Cost: £9,950 for UK/EU students / £18,000 for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a Masters by Research course at QMUL that is ideal for those students considering undertaking a PhD. It is completed full time in one year. Modules that can be chosen include Comparative Criminal Justice and EU Criminal Law.

Masters of Criminology – KU Leuven

Cost: €938 for all students
What You Will Study: This Masters of Criminology at KU Leuven in Belgium is a full-time course that takes one year to complete and is studied in English. Students focus on Theories of Criminology and the issues surrounding International Police and Judicial Cooperation.

MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice – Durham University

Cost: £8,200 total cost for UK/EU students / £20,150 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Modules at Durham University include Gender, Violence and Abuse, Drugs, Alcohol and Drug Policy, and Crime and New Technologies. Students complete the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice in one year when they are studying full time or in two years when studying part time.

Masters in Forensics, Criminology and Law – Maastricht University

Cost: €2,143 for a first Dutch Masters or €13,800 for a second Dutch Masters for EU students / €13,800 for international students.
What You Will Study: This Masters in Forensics, Criminology and Law at Maastricht University in the Netherlands is taught in English or Dutch and takes one year with full-time studying to complete. Modules include Criminology Perspectives, Evidence, and Psychology and Law.

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2 comments

Godfrey Oct. 2, 2020, 11:36 a.m.

Can l pursue Criminal Justice course in Bruel University London apart from Oxford University .
Also ,with International relations and Environment course.
These three course were selected when I applied to Brunel university.

Charlotte King Oct. 13, 2020, 8:43 a.m.

Hi Godfrey. You can study a Criminal Justice LLB at Brunel >
https://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/law-with-criminal-justice-llb
or an LLM which includes some Criminal Justice content >
https://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/law-with-criminal-justice-llb
I hope that helps!

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