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Masters in Criminology

Ideal for those of you with a keen interest in exploring why people commit crimes, criminology is an interdisciplinary field which merges anthropology, sociology, psychiatry and law to explore the complexities of criminal behavior, punishment and victimization. Read on to find out about common Masters in Criminology degree types, entry requirements, specializations and career options. 

Key Skills

Criminology skills
  • Analytical skills, including statistical analysis
  • Ability to interpret complex data sets
  • Research skills, including in generating and assessing evidence
  • Critical thinking and reasoning using your judgment
  • Report-writing skills
  • Specialist knowledge in certain areas of criminology
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Interdisciplinary knowledge in related fields such as politics and psychology
  • The ability to develop and present a sound argument
  • Team-working skills
  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Time management