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Criminology and Criminal Justice MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminology Law / Legal Studies Criminal Law

Course type


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.


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


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:

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

Different course options

Online | Wrexham | 2 years | SEP-20

Study mode



2 years

Start date



This is Trimester Three module. The MA concludes when students submit a Research Project based on primary research into an issue of criminological significance.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a degree of at least a 2:2 classification although we will consider applicants with relevant experience. Applicants who live abroad are welcome to apply.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, along with part-time courses and professional qualifications. The university prides itself on its industry-led courses, offering links with employers. There are over 9,000 students at the university, with around 1,500 studying for a postgraduate qualification. The main campus in Wrexham is located on the edge of town and contains the majority...more

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