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.
* MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
* PgDip 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time
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.
* 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.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.