The Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice aims to provide a stimulating and relevant postgraduate degree programme taught by internationally recognized scholars and researchers. The Institute’s particular strengths lie in the areas of justice and policing in the post-conflict context, prisoner resettlement and critical criminology.
1 year Full time / 2 years Part time
This postgraduate programme is provided on a full-time and part-time basis, with teaching generally carried out in the evenings.
The programme requires a total of 180 credits, comprising 60 credits from core modules, 60 credits from elective modules, and 60 credits from a dissertation.
Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in Law, Social Science, Humanities or a cognate discipline.
Applicants with professional, voluntary or practical criminal justice experience are encouraged to emphasise this in their application.
Comments from Graduates
"The diverse and knowledgeable Faculty, accompanied by small classes and a progressive curriculum, created an environment ideal for critical social reasearch."
Mitch Walker, Canada
"An amazing experience! The study of Criminology at Queen’s offered intense challenges and debate about crime – its nature, scope, causes, consequences from multiple perspectives including ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability and sexual orientation. I was deeply engaged with the academic staff and students during the entire course."
Margaret Fine, United States
Students are required to take compulsory modules in:
Students must choose from the following optional modules to accrue a total of 60 credits. The full range of elective modules may not be available every year and will depend upon student demand and staff availability. For further information on module content please see the course handbook.
Assessment methods are at the individual tutor's discretion but normally involve written assignments and may also involve assessed individual or group presentations.
Closing date for applications
Applications, via the online portal, will be accepted up to end August 2013. After this date, please contact the School Postgraduate Secretary (email@example.com)
Programme Coordinator: Dr Marny Requa
Some funding opportunities exist for Taught Masters Programmes