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Postgraduate study in Social Sciences

Connect to your career with a postgraduate degree from Birmingham City School of Social Sciences

We offer a range of high-quality postgraduate courses in Criminology and Psychology. Our courses give you the critical and analytical tools you need to succeed in your discipline and profession.

Click below to reveal our full list of postgraduate courses.



Criminology PG 342x140


Our MA Criminology course has been designed for both recent graduates and practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of the debates surrounding crime and the criminal justice system.

Criminology >>

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Security Studies

The subject of security has considerable contemporary relevance, both nationally and internationally. A long and diverse list of issues have been characterised as security threats from warfare to global warming.
Security Studies >>



Forensic Psychology - PgCert/PgDip/MSc - 342x140

Forensic Psychology

This MSc Forensic Psychology course offers you the chance to learn about some of the most dangerous offenders in society, their victims, approaches to assisting police with their enquires (investigative psychology), and the criminal justice system.

Forensic Psychology >>

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Health Psychology

With the shifting emphasis in governance and health-related policy papers, health psychology continues to grow in popularity. Communities are dynamic and always changing, so our understanding and support of health, wellbeing and behavioural changes needs to be considerate of all diverse groups.
Health Psychology >>

Psychology - GradCert/GradDip 342x140


The course has been designed with students at the heart of it. We understand that students wanting to pursue careers in chartered areas of psychology need to gain experience and therefore the online or majority online options we offer allow you to work around your own commitments.
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Why Choose Us?

  • You will experience research-led teaching and study alongside a team of academics with diverse expertise who are actively publishing in the field
  • Our courses have flexible study options, enabling you to focus on either an academic route or a more practice-based approach
  • You will be given the opportunity to learn and participate in a number of research projects throughout the year
  • Based at the University’s new Curzon Building in the heart of the UK’s second city, you’ll live and study in an exciting, vibrant environment and engage with local, national and international businesses