University of Portsmouth: Criminal Justice

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Study type Taught



If you're interested in the study of crime and its related fields – and you want to learn more about the challenges facing politicians, policy makers and practitioners – then our Postgraduate Flexible Framework is for you.

You’ll choose the subject areas and modules that fit your interests, from counter fraud and cybercrime to security and policing. You’ll pick full-time, part-time or distance-learning models, as suit your needs, and you’ll graduate with an award title that reflects your chosen subject.

Areas you can choose from include:
- Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption

- Crime Science

- Criminal Justice

- Criminal Psychology

- Criminology

- Cybercrime (Campus learning only)

- Intelligence (in combination only)

- International Criminal Justice

- Policing, Policy & Leadership (DL only)

- Security Management

- Victimology (DL only)

You'll also study core concepts in research methods and ethics, then complete a major project or dissertation with the support of expert staff and researchers who are active in the field.

**Careers and opportunities**

Depending on your chosen subject areas, you'll learn skills that apply to several career choices in areas such as:

- Policing (as an officer or civilian staff)

- Crime analysis

- Probation

- The courts and prison service

- Local authorities

- Cybersecurity

- Military

- Civil Service

- Academia and research

- Charities

- Private industry


University of Portsmouth



We are the University of Portsmouth: progressive and proud of our city’s heritage. We stand out as a new kind of university, a breath of fresh air in the academic world.

Portsmouth is a place for people who want to make a difference. We’re intent on discovery and our excellent research makes an impact, not just in the UK, but on the world. With over 200 postgraduate degrees to choose from, The University is a place where you’ll be encouraged to find your niche, and be supported to go beyond what you thought possible ...

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