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Criminology and Criminal Justice MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminology Law / Legal Studies Criminal Law

Course type


Course Summary

This course 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 per cent 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 work place and its challenging blend of modules both stimulating and supportive. This also means that the programme can be studied internationally. 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 advanced appreciation of the complexities of working in the Criminal Justice arena. 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 and Working with victims. With further postgraduate study, career paths open to graduates may include Counselling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Social Work or teaching and research. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | Wrexham Campus | 1 year | SEP-18

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Advanced Research Methods module explores paradigms and methods for research in the criminal justice area as a prelude for the Research Project module to be undertaken by those progressing to the MA award.
Research Project - Core
Substance Misuse - Optional
Terrorism and its Consequences - Optional

Tuition fees

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 (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a degree of at least a 2:2 classification although we will consider applicants with relevant experience. Students who live abroad are considered.