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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Law / Legal Studies Children's Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Masters in Youth Justice has been designed for those who want to advance their understanding of youth issues, youth offending and social and criminal justice responses to young people. It is focused on developing critical analytical skills and enhancing the ability to assess policy and practice against international standards and benchmarks. Targeted at practitioners, policy-makers and those interested in further academic study, it provides the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and critical analytical skills to practice and enhance understanding of young people's lives, the criminal justice system and the discourse of children's rights.

Possible career paths include work in youth and social justice related fields. Previous graduates have been successful in gaining jobs working for NGOs in the criminal justice and youth justice fields. The programme is also an excellent stepping stone for Doctoral research. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

The module covers key areas in youth justice including theories on causes of offending. The emergence of a separate response over time to young people who come into conflict with the law is critically explored. Current system and practice orientations such as prevention and early intervention are explored, as are interventions for young people who are processed through the youth justice system. Here students will learn about different philosophies, orientations and legal frameworks towards youth justice in local and international contexts. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect upon the merits and demerits of the panoply of different approaches towards youth and justice from restoration to responsibilisation, towards risk orientation and welfarism.
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a social science or related discipline. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in a relevant context.

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