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MSc Criminal Justice Policy

The MSc in Criminal Justice Policy provides an opportunity to apply the concepts and theoretical perspectives from criminology, sociology and psychology to the subject of crime and the major criminal justice institutions.

On graduation, most students move into careers in the criminal justice professions, academic or policy research in criminology and criminal justice, and into policy work in governments or charities.

Please refer to the Calendar for programme regulations.
Please refer to the Graduate Prospectus entry for the list of compulsory courses and options available to the programme.

Please refer to the Department Index of courses for information about course suspension, withdrawal and capping (limited places) as it becomes available. 

All taught courses in the Department of Social Policy are 'capped'. This means that there are a fixed number of places available. In the first instance, priority for acceptance onto a course is given to students of the Department. The Department is unable to guarantee that a place will be offered on a course unless it is a compulsory element of a programme of study.

Please refer to the Law Department course guides also for information.



Professor Tim Newburn

Programme Director

Professor Tim Newburn
Professor of Criminology and Social Policy


Angela Fitzgerald

Programme Administrator

Angela Fitzgerald


Mannheim Centre for Criminology

Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Students of the MSc Criminal Justice Policy have access to the Mannheim Centre for Criminology, which brings together members of the Departments of Law, Psychology, Social Policy and Sociology.  The Centre provides opportunities for the advanced study of criminology and criminal justice through courses at graduate level and conducts/facilitates research in those fields.  It also offers seminars and conferences for academics, students and criminal justice professionals.