Criminology and Criminal Justice

Study mode:Part-time Languages: English Duration:12 months
Local:$ 12.7k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 16.9k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:808

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This innovative, interdisciplinary course enables you to develop advanced skills in criminological analysis and research the issues that are re-defining the study of criminal behaviour and crime control.

Criminology at City is defined by its empirical, policy-relevant, comparative orientation. The course is taught by , .
Modules are structured around a diverse range of issues and debates, including: criminal behaviour, victimology, penology, policing and surveillance, crime prevention, crime, media and popular culture, civil liberties and human rights, and cutting-edge research and policy formulation skills.

Teaching and Assessment

Academic staff

Course Content

Criminology is an intellectually dynamic and policy-orientated discipline. Understanding crime causation and crime control in the 21st century requires researchers and professionals who are able to think creatively and work across traditional disciplinary boundaries and subject areas.

This MA emphasises the importance of locating key developments in criminological thinking and crime control within an interdisciplinary and global context. We have a specific interest in utilising theories and methodology that enable us to research order, safety, risk and conflict in global cities such as London.

Our range of options allows for both breadth of study and specialisation. You will become actively involved in the work of the Criminology Research Group and allied research centres within the University. The inclusive course ethos encourages staff-student interaction and facilitates your training in the production of innovative theoretical knowledge and applied criminological research.

The course is taught by experts and prepares you for careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Course Structure

You complete six taught modules: three compulsory core and three elective modules. You also take part in a dissertation workshop and produce a dissertation over the summer period.

Core Modules

* Contemporary criminology
* Criminal justice: policy and practice
* Approaches to social research
* Dissertation

Elective Modules

(Choose three from an extensive list, including Victimology)

* Surveillance studies: theories and concepts
* Media, violence and culture
* Crime news
* Human wrongs
* International human rights law
* Political communication
* Qualitative research methods
* Theories of race and ethnicity
* Globalisation and the city
* Feminisms & the media: representation, technology & change
* Global politics of human rights
* Forced migration
* Understanding security in the 21st century
* Transnational media and communication
* Globalisation: challenges and transformations
* Contemporary issues in social theory
* Analysing media discourses
* Social policy research and evaluation
* Current issues in sociology
* Theories of race and ethnicity
* The information society

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their overall profile. We welcome applications from enthusiastic graduates with an upper second class Honours degree in a social-sciences related subject, or overseas equivalent qualification, in a discipline appropriate to the study of criminology and criminal justice.We also consider applications from candidates with other relevant qualifications and professional work experience.If your first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required: * IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest * TOEFL (internet based): 100 - 105 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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