MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Key Facts

  • The programme is studied completely online but student learning is also supported by four optional face to face workshops per year of full time or part time study. Studying online enables students to engage with the degree from anywhere in the world.
  • The programme is taught by experienced and research active criminal justice practitioners with over ten years’ worth of experience in delivering and supporting online learning

Course Content

The programme engages students in exploring theoretical perspectives on crime and criminal justice. Specialist and optional modules are available that focus on contemporary forms of crime and approaches to justice; risk and dangerousness; y…

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Key Facts

  • The programme is studied completely online but student learning is also supported by four optional face to face workshops per year of full time or part time study. Studying online enables students to engage with the degree from anywhere in the world.
  • The programme is taught by experienced and research active criminal justice practitioners with over ten years’ worth of experience in delivering and supporting online learning

Course Content

The programme engages students in exploring theoretical perspectives on crime and criminal justice. Specialist and optional modules are available that focus on contemporary forms of crime and approaches to justice; risk and dangerousness; youth justice; researching crime;  leadership and professional Issues. The programme includes an option to negotiate a specific set of learning outcomes related to the students own area of interest which in the past has led students to focus on such diverse areas as probation practice,  anti-terrorism laws and responses to domestic violence. Finally, the full MA award is conferred on completion of a research project which can be related to any area of criminal justice.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in the criminal justice arena are likely to be plentiful over the next few years as significant proportion of the work normally carried out by the public sector is opened up for competition. That said, the course offers excellent opportunities for Continuing Professional Development for those currently employed in probation, the police, youth offending work, prisons, social work or community work.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a related undergraduate degree to first or second class (min 2.2) is required.

Course Duration

Full-time = 2 years
Part-time = 3 years

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