University of Central Lancashire: Criminology

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Justice
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


Course overview - Tackle a wide range of issues that are the subject of public and policy concern, domestically and globally, on our MA in Criminology. You’ll also have the option to gain a stand-alone qualification in the highly sought-after skill of mediation, and to complete a work placement.

  • Choose from a range of specialised modules, allowing you to tailor your learning to your interests and career aspirations.

  • The modules we offer are informed by cutting-edge research conducted by members of staff who possess expert knowledge in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

  • The optional year-long work placement develops both your academic ability and the skills and knowledge acquired in your first year of the course. It enhances your employability through first-hand experience in the field. 

Why study with us - Our flexible and modular study approach allows you to build your own pathway to a relevant qualification.

  • You will be taught by members of staff with broad national and international professional and academic experience. They are all actively engaged in research, which will be incorporated into their teaching and associated learning materials.

  • 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.

Further information - The time for completion of the full-time MA in Criminology (with Professional Placement) is normally two years. Three years is the usual duration if you opt for part-time study.

  • The MA in Criminology is normally completed in one year, or two years if you choose part-time study.


University of Central Lancashire


Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and 180,000 alumni. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 6% of universities in the world (CWUR 2019/20). We also have a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students.

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