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Criminal Justice Policy, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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The Criminal Justice Policy programme from London School of Economics and Political Science offers an exciting opportunity to learn how concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical insights from criminology, sociology, law and psychology can be applied to subjects relating to crime, social order and criminal justice institutions.

About

The Criminal Justice Policy programme from London School of Economics and Political Science will provide you with intellectual tools from theory, empirical research, and policy analysis to engage with key issues and debates within criminology and criminal justice. You will also familiarise yourself with the ways in which historical and international comparative perspectives help us understand current trends. The teaching is provided by internationally renowned criminologists in the Departments of Social Policy, Law and Sociology. 

You will consider challenging questions such as the following:

  • How can we explain the significant crime drop seen in most Western nations in recent decades?
  • What can government or other agencies do to reduce fear of crime?
  • Should people go to prison for punishment or as punishment?
  • Will reduced government spending on the police lead to an increase in crime?
  • How can political economy and cultural analysis account for variations in penal policy across states? 

You will also be able to attend the Mannheim Centre for Criminology’s seminar series and events, which are run in association with the British Society of Criminology Southern Branch. These provide an opportunity to hear about leading scholars’ current research as well as meet informally with speakers, other criminologists, and criminal justice professionals.

Careers

On graduation, most students move into careers in the criminal justice professions, academic or policy research in criminology and criminal justice, and policy work in governments or charities.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

You will take the core course and complete a dissertation. In addition, you will choose optional courses from an approved list across the Departments of Social Policy, Law and Sociology.

  • Criminal Justice Policy 

Provides a detailed and critical introduction to the study of criminal justice institutions, policies, practices and participants. 

  • Criminal Justice Policy – Long Essay 

Consists of an independent research project of up to 10,000 words on an approved topic of your choice. General dissertation advice is provided in departmental seminars, and you will be allocated an Academic Advisor who will also be your dissertation supervisor who will guide your work. 

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity

                          You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                          Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                          Part-time
                          • Average part-time duration 24 months
                          • Intensity Flexible
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        • Minimum required score:

                          7

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                          100

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                          65

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                        General Requirements

                        • 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science or law, or a degree in another field with relevant practitioner experience

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          21744 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 21744 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                        • EU/EEA

                          14088 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 14088 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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                        Living costs for London

                        • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                          Living Costs

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