International College Portsmouth

Postgraduate Pathway in International Relations and Criminal Justice

The postgraduate pathway is for students who do not meet the traditional entry requirements for Master's Degree or who would benefit from additional academic preparation. Students can begin their postgraduate pathway at ICP and graduate from the University of Portsmouth with a world-class qualification.

Pathways at the University of Portsmouth

Completion of recognised Bachelor's Degree 






Master's Degree in Social Science

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Pre-Master's: 1 semester


Pre-Master's: January, June or September 




ICP at the University of Portsmouth


  • Research Methods for Postgraduate Study
  • Principles of Social Science
  • Mini-Dissertation
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study

Programme Specification

Master's Degree in Social Science


University of Portsmouth

Degree awards from the University of Portsmouth

School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies

At Portsmouth, the study of politics and international relations explores power -- who has it and how they use it in national and global arenas. This means study and research in topics from globalisation to local governance, from economic integration to war and terrorism.

Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies was founded in 1992 and has since become one of the UK's leading centres for research and course provision in criminology, criminal justice and police studies. With 50 academic staff and more than 1,800 students, the Institute is one of the largest departments of its kind and has become an internationally renowned focal point for the multidisciplinary study of crime and criminal justice processes. It draws together expertise in criminological analysis, applied psychology, police governance and management, victimology, penology, risk, security and international and comparative criminal justice.

School of Education and Continuing Studies

The course is intended for teachers, trainers, lecturers and instructors in the state, private, public, commercial or voluntary sectors of education and training who aspire to senior management positions. Many graduates of the course attain senior management positions in education or training organisations.

  • Small, personalised classes
  • Pre-Master's is a one semester stage
  • Enter the Pre-Master's in June to progress to the Master's degree in September
  • Heavily supported and focussed learning environment

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