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MA Criminology and Social Policy

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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminology Social Policy / Administration

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course

MA Criminology and Social Policy at Liverpool John Moores University offers critical approaches to the study of crime, social harm and criminal justice.

  • Learn from a range of experts in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Benefit from excellent research-led teaching focused on the interplay of theory, policy and practice
  • Enjoy strong local, national and international links with academics, community groups and justice campaigns
  • Personalise your postgraduate degree via a research pathway, a work placement route, or a combination of both

The study of Criminology is not just about the institutions of the criminal justice system. You will be encouraged to take a critical approach that examines issues of power, inequalities and social harm.

This interdisciplinary MA gives you the chance to look at Criminology from the perspective of various other disciplines such as Geography, History, Psychology, Political Science and Sociology.

As well as developing your advanced skills in research and theoretical application, the programme places a strong emphasis on the implications for policy and practice. It includes a strong comparative component, encouraging students to consider some of the international dimensions of crime, social harm and state responses to them.

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.

Staff on this programme place a high value on providing tailored feedback to students and you will normally receive extensive written feedback on assessments and regular feedback. This is designed to help you achieve your full potential.

Depending on the route you select, you will undertake either a 60 credit Masters Dissertation or a 60 credit assessed placement. Other forms of assessment may include: essays, exams, reports and briefing papers, case studies, portfolios, posters, presentations, debates, reviews and group work.

Modules

This module comes under pathway 1: Research-based route.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,750

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,100

Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject e.g. Criminology, Sociology, Social Policy.

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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