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Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminal Law Criminology Law / Legal Studies

Course type

Taught

Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

Security is a major contemporary preoccupation; criminal law and criminal justice are key responses. This postgraduate degree in criminal law and criminal justice offers an exciting, challenging and distinctive opportunity to undertake advanced study in these areas.

The central focus of the programme is the interface between criminal law and criminal justice. It offers a theoretically informed and multidisciplinary course of study. In addition to studying the now established critical and theoretical perspectives relevant to criminal law and criminal justice, the programme also has a humanities focus, which offers an opportunity to explore and engage with cutting-edge scholarship in criminal law and criminal justice studies.

The programme is delivered by staff from the School of Law, the Institute of Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck, and a range of visiting international scholars and practitioners.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

Full time | Bloomsbury Campus | 12 months | OCT-17

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

OCT-17

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice - Core

The main aims of the Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice module are: to consider key contemporary issues and developments in Criminal Justice studies and practice; to introduce a range of methodological perspectives. These two aims will be pursued by way of a series of seminars organised around readings and case studies that examine various aspects of contemporary criminal justice law, policy and practice from a range of perspectives. The module is designed not only to introduce students to a wide range of substantive issues but also to introduce a range of different theoretical and methodological frameworks though which to analyse criminal justice matters.

Criminal Law Theory and History - Core

The module in Criminal Law History and Theory aims to provide a state-of-the-art training in the advanced study of modern criminal law. The subject aims to provide students with a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the history and theories of modern criminal law.

Dissertation - Core

The dissertation is an individual research project of 8000-10,000 words. It is an opportunity for you to develop your own research interests, consolidate and apply the theoretical, methodological and substantive aspects of the course already studied and an opportunity for you to further develop your presentation skills especially your writing skills.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, September 2016.

Good second-class honours degree in law or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences. Degrees from overseas institutions must be equivalent to a UK second-class degree. Other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional experience and training welcome.

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