University of Central Lancashire: Criminology

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department Law and Social Science
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


UCLan’s MA Criminology programme offers you a flexible approach to developing your skills and knowledge to enhance your employability in this fascinating and growing area of study. Our course covers a wide range of current issues that are the subject of public and policy concern, both in the domestic UK system or globally. This will allow you develop postgraduate-level analytical and reflective skills and bolster your previous experiences through our comprehensive syllabus.

There are opportunities to choose from a range of specialised option modules that allow you to customise your learning to your own interests and career aspirations. The modules we offer are informed by cutting-edge research conducted by members of staff who possess expert knowledge of Criminology and Criminal Justice. There will also be an opportunity to gain a stand-alone qualification in the exciting and highly sought-after skill of mediation.

We also offer the opportunity to complete a work placement as an additional year of the programme. This placement can provide a learning experience that develops on your academic ability and newly developed skills and knowledge from the first year of the programme. This allows you to enhance your employability and career aspiration through first-hand experience in the field.

Classes, consisting of small group seminars, are delivered on one day per week (daytime classes), so study can be combined with work or other commitments.


University of Central Lancashire

In 1828, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was founded as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge.

Today UCLan is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000 with academic partners in all regions of the globe.

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We have over 200 options for taught post graduate study at UCLan, many of which have optional professional placements available within the course.

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