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MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Online | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 2 years | SEP-23

Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminology Criminal Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview of the programme

This MA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme is designed to offer students, with or without a first degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, the opportunity to progress academically and professionally. The programme builds on expertise and specialist interests across the Criminology and Social Work programmes. It offers students and professionals the opportunity for Continuing Professional Development.

A distinctive feature of the MA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme is that it is delivered 100 percent online, affording the busy student the flexibility to access postgraduate study while maintaining other commitments. The lectures are delivered via Moodle software, allowing excellent flexibility for times and days of study. Students will experience the programme and its online inter-active approach, its relevance to the workplace and its challenging blend of modules both stimulating and supportive. This also means that the programme can be studied internationally.

The range of modules are contemporary and relevant to the current criminal justice landscape and will help to build on a number of key skills that enhance the student’s critical thinking and in turn, will thrive in a professional environment. Students will acquire an extensive range of generic skills which are widely accepted as providing an excellent preparation for many careers. In addition to subject skills and knowledge, graduates also develop skills in communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing, and independent learning. All are highly valued by employers.

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme integrates theory, social research, skills and professional experience, preparing students with critical thinking skills for employment in the workforce in criminal and community justice related settings. The programme aims to:

  • Provide an advanced level programme for students wanting to critically analyse the theory and practice of criminal justice.
  • Engage students in critically assessing and synthesising theoretical perspectives on criminal justice policy and practice.
  • Develop an advanced appreciation of the complexities of working in the Criminal Justice arena.

KEY COURSE FEATURES

  • 100 per cent online delivery
  • Can be studied from abroad
  • Opportunities for face-to-face seminars
  • Excellent tutorial support and communication with lecturers.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme allows students to reach their vocational aspirations, making them stand out to a wide range of employers attached to the fields of:

  • Probation
  • Youth Justice
  • Police
  • The Prison Service
  • Substance Misuse Services
  • Community Rehabilitation
  • Homelessness Services
  • Voluntary Agencies
  • Law
  • Working with victims e.g. domestic abuse related charities.

With further postgraduate study, career paths open to graduates may include Counselling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Social Work or teaching and research. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Modules

This is Trimester One module. Contemporary Crime and Justice explores various types of offences and categories of offenders so that students develop a critical appreciation of how processes of justice understand and respond to particular types of offending.
Attachment Theory - Optional
Substance Misuse - Optional
Negotiated Learning - Optional
Terrorism and its Consequences - Optional

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

3,975

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

3,975

Entry requirements

We require an undergraduate degree classification of 2:1, but a 2:2 will be considered. We will also consider applicants with relevant experience. Applicants who live abroad are welcome to apply.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of postgraduate courses, along with part-time and professional qualifications. Renowned for its high standards of teaching and inclusive learning community, the university is home to over 9,000 students, with around 1,500 of these enrolled in postgraduate study. The university's main campus, based in Wrexham, is where you'll find the majority of programmes. There's also a rural campus a...more

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