Criminology and Criminal Justice

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.59 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 16.9 k / Year(s)  
92 place StudyQA ranking:4756 Duration:12 months

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Recognising the challenge for politicians, policy makers and practitioners in the criminal justice, and criminal law fields, the MSc/PgDip in Criminology & Criminal Justice addresses the complex problems that crime poses for contemporary societies.

Key facts

* MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
* PgDip 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time

Career prospects

You will be well equipped for careers in public, private and third sector agencies concerned with crime prevention and community safety.

The programme provides an excellent professional development choice for social workers and social work managers, prison governors or officers, police officers and lawyers.

You will take core courses in criminological theory; criminal justice systems and processes; and research design and methodology. You also have the opportunity to take optional courses from a range of subject areas. In addition, the MSc programme requires you to produce a dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Core courses

* Understanding and explaining crime
* Research and enquiry in crime and criminal justice.

Optional courses include

* Punishment and penology
* Crime, media and popular culture
* Rehabilitation and desistance from crime
* The global criminal economy
* Managing and controlling crime
* Women and girls in crime and justice
* International trafficking in cultural objects.

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.Further information regarding academic entry English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 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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