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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

FEB-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Criminal Law Police Services

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme explores both the theoretical foundations of policing and criminological theories of crime and the operation of the criminal justice system.

Students will gain knowledge of international developments in criminological and criminal justice research and the impact of social, political and economic factors on policing, crime and criminal justice policy. Students will also study contemporary issues, such as cybercrime, terrorism and response policing.

The programme team have a wealth of experience both in a professional and academic capacity and are able to bring that experience to the classroom.

Students are encouraged to take the opportunities that have been developed with a number of organisations for placements and volunteer work.

Course Overview

This programme explores both the theoretical foundations of policing and criminological theories of crime and the operation of the criminal justice system. Students will gain knowledge of international developments in criminological and criminal justice research and the impact of social, political and economic factors on policing, crime and criminal justice policy. Students will also study contemporary issues, such as cybercrime, terrorism and response policing.

Career Opportunities

The Programme team have extensive links with organisations working in the field and many students have gone on to work in the industry through links facilitated through the team.

The content of the programme is vocationally focused, using real case studies of current organisations. Students are encouraged to share their own work experience and apply their knowledge and skills in creative and innovative ways.

Modules

Policing Models Powers, and Society
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Terrorism and Cybercrime
The Criminal Justice System, Youth Justice and Prison Systems in England and Wales

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,340

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applications from individuals of all disciplines are encouraged as long as they hold a degree and/or professional qualifications. We also encourage applications from individuals with professional, leadership and policing experience who may be admitted onto a master's programme at the discretion of the programme director. Applicants must be over 21 years old and possess one or more of the following: Recognised honours degree (minimum of a 2:2) or equivalent. Professional qualification: Applicants who are over 25 years old and do not meet the above criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional experience is deemed appropriate. Certain exemptions from taught modules may be considered and will be decided on an individual basis in accordance with UWTSD’s Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning process.

University information

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining...more