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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course gives you the opportunity to gain a critical and informed understanding of criminology, by exploring the debates at the forefront of the field. There is a particular emphasis upon the practical realities, uncertainties, complexities and solutions available for criminal justice and crime reduction. This Masters degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes, Bias and Prejudice. These specialist units are located within the Department and conduct high quality applied criminological and criminal justice research. The course offers a distinctive theoretical and policy aspect of the subject. On completion of the course you'll graduate with an extensive vocationally relevant and policy-orientated knowledge of crime and responses to crime, drawing on examples from across the world. You'll also develop a critical awareness of the current philosophical, theoretical and methodological problems, debates, and insights that shape the discipline. The emphasis on policy is specifically designed to offer a more vocationally relevant course of Masters-level study that will be more pertinent if you are seeking a policy-orientated career in the Home Office, government office of the regions, local government and crime and disorder reduction partnerships. The Criminology team regularly invites renowned experts and professionals to the University to provide an insight into their specialist knowledge and experiences. Past speakers have included Superintendent Paul Giannasi, Programme Manager of the Cross-Governmental Hate Crime Strategy and Len Jackson OBE, Interim Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. This course will prepare you to go on to pursue a range of professional careers in criminal justice related work in either the statutory, commercial or community voluntary sectors. Throughout the course you'll enhance your life long learning skills and personal development in a manner that enables you to adopt an independent and reflective approach to your learning and to contribute to crime reduction and community safety. The acquisition of specific criminological knowledge, along with a wide range of transferable skills such as the ability to conduct and evaluate research, will also be invaluable for those seeking employment in the fast-expanding field of policy evaluation. Other graduates may pursue opportunities to become researchers or academics working in the subject area of criminology in higher education. The course will also serve as an effective launching pad for those students wishing to study for a doctorate.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module is designed to develop your ability to apply relevant approaches from a range of advanced methodological and theoretical perspectives in order to conduct research into criminology and criminal justice relate issues.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally a 2.2 or above). Students without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters Level in their Personal Statement.

University information

Situated in Nottingham - voted the second best city for students in the UK - Nottingham Trent University (NTU) consists of 4 campuses: City Campus, Confetti Campus, Clifton Campus and Brackenhurst Campus. NTU offers almost 200 taught courses and has a wide range of research degree options across its many academic schools: NTU Doctoral School (research degrees) Nottingham Business School Nottingham Law School ...more