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University of Plymouth: Criminology

Institution University of Plymouth View institution profile
Department School of Society and Culture
Web https://www.plymouth.ac.uk
Email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
Study type Taught

Summary

Study criminology at an advanced level and gain a relevant, in-depth and sophisticated understanding of contemporary criminological theory, as well as the necessary skills to strengthen your competence as a learner and practitioner. Benefit from a flexible approach to learning, studying the course where and when you want to. Explore and explain the causes of crime through theoretical approaches, in practice or via work-based learning, and open the door to a successful and fulfilling career.

You will engage with real world problems and issues. You will be inspired by renowned external speakers, student presenters and core lectures at our bespoke symposiums. You’ll also participate in contemporary and relevant applied criminological research through our strategic partnerships with regional, national or international criminal justice agencies and rights organisations. You will find career opportunities in a diverse range of settings. 1 year full-time. Part-time route available

  • Engage with real world problems and issues - the MSc Criminology adopts a problem-based approach to learning.

  • Be inspired by renowned external speakers, student presenters and core lectures at our bespoke symposiums.

  • Learn from internationally recognised, research-active staff who ensure the programme is at the cutting edge of developments in criminological theory and criminal justice policy and practice.

  • Benefit from a blended learning environment which provides supportive and flexible learning, suitable for traditional, distance and part-time learning.

  • Participate in contemporary and relevant applied criminological research through our strategic partnerships with regional (police, youth justice, probation), national (Howard League for Penal Reform, Children’s Rights Alliance, Prison Reform Trust) or international (Amnesty International, United Nations High Commission on Human Rights) criminal justice agencies and rights organisations.

  • Choose a career in the private, public or third sector – highly transferable skills mean you will find career opportunities in a diverse range of settings.

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University of Plymouth


The University of Plymouth is a dynamic, ambitious and award-winning institution with a research-led culture that encourages innovative and creative ideas with the confidence to turn these into reality. Plymouth is a modern campus university ideally placed in the centre of Britain’s Ocean City.

Why choose Plymouth?

  • Join a Top 5 UK modern university (Times Higher Education Young University Ranking, 2022)
  • More than three quarters of our research was ranked either World-Leading or Internationally Excellent (Research Excellence Framework, 2021)
  •  7th most affordable student city in the UK (Superprof, 2022)
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