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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminology Criminal Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course

LJMU's Criminal Justice MA is a stand-alone qualification designed to enhance your career prospects in criminal justice agencies, the probation service and the police.

  • Learn from research-active staff and local criminal justice professionals
  • Engage with the theory, policy, and practice of the institutions and agencies of criminal justice
  • Choose from an extensive range of module options, including an MA International Criminal Justice pathway
  • Generous funding scholarships available for home and overseas students

This Masters in Criminal Justice offers the opportunity for students, practitioners, and criminal justice professionals to critically engage with a broad range of issues that impact on the effectiveness and integrity of the workings of the criminal justice system.

Through exploring a series of theoretical and policy-orientated debates relevant to the delivery of contemporary crime control and management, and assessing their cultural, social and symbolic consequences, the course helps you to develop a comprehensive and critically aware understanding of the manufacture and delivery of criminal justice policy.

During the programme you will evaluate discriminatory practice in the criminal justice process and the causes of miscarriages of justice. Your evaluations will be informed by a critical understanding of sources of data and research methodologies and, through option modules, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of particular issues relating to criminal justice in England, Wales and elsewhere.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessment methods on this course include essays, projects, portfolios, dissertation and presentations.

Modules

This module aims to provide an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of a specific criminal justice issue. It helps you to construct a sustained and coherent assignment and show a critical ability to apply appropriate research methods.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,100

Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:2 ideally in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Law or related Social Science and Humanities subjects or to demonstrate a comparable academic standard through past studies and/or where work experience plus a genuine enthusiasm to study issues related to the organisation and delivery of criminal justice.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more

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