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Lenzburg Prison, Switzerland

The MSt in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management has traditionally been intended for prison and probation practitioners. In addition to such applicants, we now also welcome candidates working elsewhere in the Criminal Justice System, both in the UK and overseas. In recent years, in addition to large cohorts of staff from the prison and probation services, we have welcomed onto the course immigration officals, magistrates and lawyers.



Expected academic standard

Standard applicants for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.i honours degree or overseas equivalent.

There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion but such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course. Such non-standard applicants would normally be senior criminal justice professionals or senior personnel working with public sector organisations concerned with penology related operations.

Language requirement

  • IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 7.0 (a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 7.0 in the other components)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 100 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component)

Course dates

09 Apr 2018 to 28 Feb 2020

Course duration

2 year(s)

Apply by

09 Feb 2018


Institute of Criminology
Sidgwick Avenue

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

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