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MSc Applied Management of Offending Behaviour

MSc Applied Management of Offending Behaviour

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Full time | Edge Hill University | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Behavioural Psychology Management (General) Offenders (Criminology)

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Course Summary

What role should criminal justice agencies play in rehabilitation? How should we manage individuals who have committed a crime? You’ll learn how to question the theory, policy and practice of managing offending behaviour.

This Masters is perfect if you currently work in probation, prison, youth justice, policing or community settings. Or, if you’re ready to launch your career, we’ll give you a competitive edge.

Develop expertise in the issues professionals are facing while working in this challenging area. Explore the processes, contexts, risks and protective factors behind criminal behaviour.

You’ll look at the complex web of power connecting crime, law and order. See how offender management is affected by the police, courts and prison system and conduct your own research in an area that interests you.


Crime Typologies equips you with an understanding of the similarities and differences in offending behaviours. The module will consider historical explanations of crime before exploring current social, biological and individual explanations for deviant behaviour. Youth offending and the transition into adult offending will be subject to analysis as you differentiate between distinctive types of crime. You will also explore the relationship between groups and an individual who offends, for example gang membership. The purpose of this approach is to encourage you to view crime as a series of categories rather than as a single entity.
HUG4032 Management of Offenders (20 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or upper second-class honours (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject such as criminology, psychology or social sciences. Applications from graduates with a 2:2 in a relevant subject, or a 2:1 in an unrelated subject, who have experience of working within the criminal justice system will also be considered. An interview will form part of the selection process.

University information

Edge Hill University has been established since 1885 and continues to live up to its ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’. Students who opt to attend Edge Hill will benefit from an exceptional education thanks to its cutting-edge research, scholarship opportunities, contemporary facilities and most importantly its passionate, dedicated teaching staff. Students are empowered to craft their own future, learning in ways that work for...more

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