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Full time | Swansea Campus | 15 months | FEB

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Full time


15 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminal Law Police Services

Course type


Course Summary

Criminal Justice and Policing (MA) will explore the operation of the criminal justice system. It provides an insight into the theoretical foundations of policing together with an understanding of the criminological theories of crime.

The team delivering this programme have a wealth of experience both in a professional and academic capacity and are able to bring that experience to the classroom.

Students will gain knowledge of international developments in criminological and criminal justice research and the impact of social, political and economic factors on policing, crime and criminal justice policy.

Students will also study contemporary issues, such as cybercrime, terrorism and response policing.

Students are encouraged to take the opportunities that have been developed with a number of organisations for placements and volunteer work.

Why choose this course

  • The students will be able to further develop their knowledge in Criminal Justice and Policing.
  • The team work closely with many organisations with the field to provide research opportunities for the students to research in their chosen area.
  • The team work closely with organisations to enable the students to gain placements and volunteering opportunities.
  • The team comes from many areas of the industry to provide relevant professional expertise to the delivery and content of teaching.
  • UWTSD provides an inclusive and supportive environment to work and develop further academic study.

Career Opportunities

The Programme team have extensive links with organisations working in the field and many students have gone on to work in the industry through links facilitated through the team.

The content of the programme is vocationally focused, using real case studies of current organisations. Students are encouraged to share their own work experience and apply their knowledge and skills in creative and innovative ways.


Terrorism and Cybercrime
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Policing Models Powers, and Society
The Criminal Justice System, Youth Justice and Prison Systems in England and Wales

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applications from individuals of all disciplines are encouraged as long as they hold a degree and/or professional qualifications. We also encourage applications from individuals with professional, leadership and policing experience who may be admitted onto a master's programme at the discretion of the programme director. Applicants must be over 21 years old and possess one or more of the following: Recognised honours degree (minimum of a 2:2) or equivalent. Professional qualification. Applicants who are over 25 years old and do not meet the above criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional experience is deemed appropriate.Certain exemptions from taught modules may be considered and will be decided on an individual basis in accordance with UWTSD’s Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning process.