Develop your skills in leading complex criminal investigations, improve your skills in making reasoned arguments and rational decisions, and deepen your understanding of a range of key criminological theories, practices and perspectives in order to improve your potential impact within a policing, prison, probation or other criminal justice setting.
Our criminology Masters helps you take advantage of the new opportunities available within psychology, as well as making you aware of how new and growing challenges can be addressed. You’ll delve into a range of specialist topics such as:
- the sociological approach to crime, criminology and criminological theory
- the role of forensic psychology in manging mentally disordered offenders
- the status of the victim throughout the criminal process
- the historic relationship between psychology and policing, and what this means for modern policing
- critical assessment of complex criminal investigations in accordance with national standards.
Towards the end of your degree, you will produce an original piece of research on the topic of your choice within criminology and criminal psychology, conducting research retrieval and thorough analysis of the issue and presenting it effectively. Throughout the course you will debate course content with fellow professionals, improving your skills in critical reasoning, communication and leadership, all of which will enhance your potential in future roles related to criminology.