Criminology and Criminal Psychology MSc

The MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme provides students with the conceptual knowledge and skills to open up diverse career paths. Core courses will enable you to develop an understanding of the concepts, theories, methods and principles central to criminology and the skills to apply these in the forensic and legal area. Optional courses build on this core grounding and enable you to develop an empirical insight in an area of your choice, culminating in a research project.

This approach provides you with knowledge of the changing nature of psychology, law and criminology, and professional applications. It will also develop your ability to relate theory to practice in a way that provides more informed solutions to problems, and opportunities in the workplace. There is a valuable research grounding and a broad coverage of criminological, forensic and psychological approaches to crime and criminality.

Please note that this programme does not provideBritish Psychological Society accreditation or recognition. This is because the programme is a criminology programme with a strand of specialist criminal /investigative / forensic psychology and is not a postgraduate psychology degree programme. The MSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology programme meets theBritish Criminology Society benchmarks for postgraduate taught courses.

From time-to-time we update our programmes to reflect changes in knowledge and industry standards, so the programme structure, mode and the courses and course structure can be subject to change from what is listed below. The availability of option courses also varies from year-to-year according to student preference, staff availability and may, for some courses, also depend on a student's academic performance. Until the academic term immediately prior to the academic term in which an option is listed to run, we are not able to guarantee that an option listed will be available. In addition, please note that some courses may only be open to certain students and may also involve an application process which may include successfully passing a selection process to take the course. For these reasons, the structure (i.e. the mode(s), the courses and the course structure) of the programme shown in this information is shown for illustrative purposes only.

MSc, MSc Award
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above in criminology or a related discipline from a UK or EU university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas university.

  • If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.
  • You may be invited to interview
  • Entry requirements may be subject to change - please check with the School of Law's admissions team before making your application

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000. International applicants can contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

  • We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds.
  • Applications are considered based on potential.
  • You may be invited to interview.

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