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Criminal Justice Policy

London School of Economics and Political Science

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
21744 GBP/year
14088 GBP/year
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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.

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Overview

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. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
65 (required)

Other requirements

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.

Funding

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