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Full time | Teesside University | 1 year | 20-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

20-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Criminology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview:

This programme has been developed in response to the need of statutory, voluntary and private organisations involved in developing crime reduction strategies. It creates and examines research-based evidence of which strategies work.

You develop expertise in theory, method and research as well as a broad understanding of the criminal justice system and an in-depth knowledge of current issues in criminology. You explore contemporary crime, victimisation and crime reduction.

How you learn:

You learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, computer-assisted learning, discussions, guided reading, case studies, research exercises and projects, and research using conventional library sources.

You have up to five hours per week of staff facilitated contact time to enable you to acquire knowledge of the issues relating to criminology and criminal justice as well as research methods. Interactive learning in discussion also takes place, which builds on your lectures.

Support is provided outside the classroom environment. Virtual and interactive learning environments are also used to provide learning resources and to enable you to discuss the course material with other students and teaching staff outside the classroom.

How you are assessed:

Modules are assessed by a combination of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessment includes seminar exercises and group oral presentations, whereas summative assessment ranges from essays and case studies to structured project and knowledge checks based upon preparatory readings.

Career opportunities:

Opportunities exist in the criminal justice system (including the police, prison, probation and youth offending services). This programme is also ideal if you're interested in working (or already work) in social services and related voluntary agencies. Some of our MSc students continue to doctoral studies and/or work at colleges and universities.

Modules

You develop an advanced understanding of the processes and issues of social research. Drawing on philosophical underpinnings central to research methodologies, you consider the relationship between theory, methods and data. You also critically consider balancing theory with conducting research on real issues in the real world. You gain a coherent understanding of the decisions researchers make when deciding which research methods to use and to develop practical skills in using a variety of research methods. You develop a sound understanding of ethical and practical issues in designing, conducting and analysing research.
Criminal Justice - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£6,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good second-class honours degree in a relevant field. However, those who have relevant professional qualifications and/or relevant experience will also be considered.

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £275m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more

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