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University of Leicester

University of Leicester
Department of Criminology

About the Programmes

The Department of Criminology offers four campus based taught Masters’ degrees, which may be studied full-time in one year or part-time in two years. Staff adopt a varied approach to teaching, including lectures, seminar papers, group discussions and the use of audio-visual materials. They include presentations by guest lecturers such as academic specialists, police officers, community workers and security managers. The Scarman Centre has its own facilities in addition to those offered by the University. The Library and Resource Centre contains books, journals, periodicals and video recordings covering all the relevant specialist areas.

About the University of Leicester

The University of Leicester, of which the Department of Criminology is part, is one of the foremost universities in the United Kingdom. The University has excellent facilities, such as a first-rate library with over a million books and journals, the Computer Centre which provides comprehensive equipment and training, and outstanding welfare, sports and social provision. It is situated close to the centre of the City of Leicester which is set in the centre of England with good road and rail links to all parts of the country, and a wide range of excellent local amenities.


Address Information:

Address The Friars, 154 Upper New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7QA, UK
Tel. No. + 44 (0)116 252 2458/3946
Fax No. + 44 (0) 116 252 5788
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Programmes Distance Learning
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Criminal Justice
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Community Safety
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Health & Safety Management
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Police Leadership & Management
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Risk, Crisis & Disaster Management
MSc Emergency Planning Management
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Security & Risk Management
Foundation Degree Security & Risk Management

Campus Based
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Criminology (Applied)
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Criminology (Clinical)
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Criminology
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Policing & Social Conflict
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Security & Organisational Risk Management
BA Criminology
Type and length of programmes Part-time - 2 years
Full-time - 1 year
Date of commencement Campus-based courses - September
Distance-learning courses - March and September
Admission requirements MSc and postgraduate diplomas.
Courses are open to people with a first or second-class honours degree or an acceptable professional qualification. However, we are able to give special consideration to applications from people with relevant work experience and knowledge. In these circumstances we usually ask applicants to undertake a short assessment.

Foundation DegreeApplicants for the Foundation Degree will normally possess the following: 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent; NVQ level 2; GNVQ level 2 plus; Access award; FEC introductory course (Level 2), which will be recognised as contributing to the above.

The Department of Criminology welcomes applicants whose first language is not English, although they must demonstrate their proficiency in English.

Acceptable tests are:
· ELTS minimum score of 6.5 overall required. · TOEFL - minimum score of 580 required.

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