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MA Criminology and Criminal Justice (16 months)

MA Criminology and Criminal Justice (16 months)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

16 months

Start date

17-JAN-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminology Criminal Law Law / Legal Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

Are you seeking to enter the criminal justice or community justice sectors? Want to work with drug action teams or in the voluntary and charitable sector? Our postgraduate Criminology degree will develop your skills.

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northumbria University is a dynamic course that offers a flexible mode of study. You will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the key themes, issues and political debates concerning crime, crime control and criminal and social justice in the UK and globally.

Learn from an exciting, vibrant and dynamic team of scholars who are high quality teachers and internationally renowned experts within their subject. All of the Criminology staff team have doctorates or extensive professional experience in the Criminology/criminal justice sector.

Equipped with excellent practical, communication, and transferable skills, postgraduate Criminology will leave you well placed for a range of roles including drug action teams, law enforcement, research, community safety, local authority, voluntary and charitable sectors. Book an open day to learn more about studying at Northumbria.

On graduating, you will have developed advanced written and oral communication skills and the ability to apply Criminologist concepts to a wide range of practical issues.

You will be able to demonstrate research skills which are valuable in many professions and show that you are someone who can apply independent critical thinking and judgement.

Previous students are enjoying successful careers in the criminal justice and community justice sectors, drug action teams, law enforcement agencies, voluntary and charitable sectors, crime analysis, research, local government, community safety, youth justice and the prison system. You also have the opportunity to continue your academic studies at PhD level.

Your Future

On graduating, you will have developed advanced written and oral communication skills and the ability to apply Criminological concepts to a wide range of practical issues.

You will be able to demonstrate research skills which are valuable in many professions and show that you are someone who can apply independent critical thinking and judgement.

Previous students are enjoying successful careers in the criminal justice and community justice sectors, drug action teams, law enforcement agencies, voluntary and charitable sectors, crime analysis, research, local government, community safety, youth justice and the prison system. You also have the opportunity to continue your academic studies at PhD level.

Modules

On this module you will explore the issues of social exclusion and victimisation in the UK and internationally. You will discover and challenge the theoretical underpinnings of these concepts and their manifestations in contemporary society. The module will therefore begin by exploring the two concepts, their links to each other, as well as their relationship to related concepts (such as harm and vulnerability, inequality and injustice). The module will then move on to examine case studies in depth such as homelessness, sex work and green crime in the UK and beyond. Here the conceptual knowledge of the first half of the module will be applied to the case studies. Throughout the module, you will consider the ways in the concepts of social exclusion and victimisation have been framed within the policy process and public debate in the UK and beyond, and how such framings have influenced the nature of public policy.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be Confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be Confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant social science subject. Applicants with appropriate work experience and/or a relevant professional qualification will be considered.

University information

Northumbria is an innovative and pioneering university with a mission to ‘Take on Tomorrow’ through empowering the next generation of visionaries and innovators who can challenge the status quo and tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused university with a keen focus on professional practice and a global reputation for academic excellence. It is also renowned for its rich body of innovative...more

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