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Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.


Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminology Criminal Law Law / Legal Studies

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

This course enables you to combine the study of contemporary issues in the criminal justice system with theoretical approaches to the study of crime. It has many applications but will be of particular interest if you are keen to enter or develop a career in the justice system.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


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

Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

Understanding Criminology (20 Credits)

The module has two main aims; first, to explore the inter-disciplinary nature of criminology and its relationship to different research agendas. Second, it aims to investigate the increasingly complex political and ethical contexts within which such research occurs.

Policing and Community Safety (20 Credits)

This module will introduce you to contemporary issues in, and strategies of, policing drawing on practice, policy and theory.

Research Design, Procedure and Analysis (20 Credits)

The module aims to provide a critical and appreciative knowledge of the research methods used in the study of crime and the criminal justice system. It will provide you with an in-depth critical knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

Candidates for this programme are normally expected to have a good Honours degree in a relevant area. Candidates with other degrees or relevant professional qualifications may also apply, but additional criteria may be set for admission onto the programme.

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