Courses | Penology

M.St. in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management. This course is designed for criminal justice practitioners and is open to members of HM Prison Service and the Probation Service, and also to other candidates working in the Criminal Justice System both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Students on the course are taught by Cambridge specialists with UK and overseas experience, complemented by leading visiting academics and practitioners. Staff have considerable experience of criminological research and of delivering postgraduate programmes for criminal justice practitioners.

Whilst this course is distinct to the MSt. in Applied Criminology and Police Management course, each have their own specialist topics but there are many occasions where they meet. This provides opportunities for interactions between professionals working in different areas of the Criminal Justice System; opportunities that have been warmly welcomed and embraced by previous students. Students on the courses also benefit from the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in our modern building, the Radzinowicz Library of Criminology (which houses one of the world's leading research collections on crime and criminology), and the opportunity to study for a master's degree in one of the world's foremost universities, surrounded by nearly eight hundred years of history.

If you are interested in studying on our M.St. programme, please browse our web pages for further information. An outline of the courses, including the aims and details of eligibility, can be found on our Course Overview page, and further details regarding the course syllabi and learning and assessment methods are on the Course Structure page. Information about staff, dates and fees can be found on the Course Details page. Please see here for further information on funding.

Students who are self-funding are able to apply for a small bursary (maximum value of £1500 per person), and should do so by sending a short letter (maximum one page) to Dr Ben Crewe ( outlining why they merit support. Funding is limited and we cannot guarantee an award to any single applicant.

2018-19 Fees and Dates
How to Apply
Penology Course Handbook 2018