Criminology and Policing postgraduate courses

From financial investigation to understanding radicalisation or police leadership, our intellectually challenging courses will equip you with the knowledge and skill for many career fields that demand high levels of professional expertise.

Our academics expertise and experience combined with our emphasis on the application of theories will enable you to extend your knowledge base and delve deeper into your understanding of criminology or policing.

In 2017 we won the National Award for Excellence in teaching Criminology, reflecting the high standards you can expect, whatever you choose to study.

Alan Harrop

Working in practice, I was impressed to see that the course could be tailored for students in employment with a choice in the flexibility to my studies. The staff have been fantastic at ensuring my transition back into education was smooth.

Alan Harrop
MSc Criminal Justice and Criminology

Based at the distinctive One Friar Gate Square building in the city centre, we have a self-contained site, which houses its own cafe, learning spaces and specialist facilities including a replica Crown Court, interview rooms and student legal advice centre, making this the perfect environment for innovative and engaging learning. 

We are home to Derby Law School, the International Centre of Excellence in Policing and Criminal Justice, as well as the Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre in which many of our postgraduate academics play an active role. Within the research centre, there is a Criminology, Policing and Investigation cluster, which conducts research that seeks explanations and motivations for criminal behaviour, while also researching how criminality and criminal behaviour can be tackled to prevent future occurrence.

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By studying a postgraduate Criminology and Policing course at the University of Derby, you will be able to upskill, specialise or develop new skills that can help you progress in the Criminal Justice sector. 

What opportunities can a postgraduate course offer you?

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International student scholarship

We're offering a £2,000 scholarship for all eligible international students studying a full-time postgraduate taught programme (PGT). Terms and conditions apply.

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Postgraduate prospectus

Explore your digital postgraduate prospectus and find out what you need to know about studying with us. When you sign up, tell us what you're interested in and we'll send you a link to information put together just for you.

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Postgraduate Live Online Events

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our spring/summer Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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