Criminal Justice, M.A. | Liverpool John Moores University | Liverpool, United Kingdom
12 months
16900 GBP/year
8660 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University is a stand-alone qualification designed to enhance your career prospects in criminal justice agencies, the probation service and the police.


Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University offers the opportunity for students, practitioners, and criminal justice professionals to critically engage with a broad range of issues that impact on the effectiveness and integrity of the workings of the criminal justice system.

Through exploring a series of theoretical and policy-orientated debates relevant to the delivery of contemporary crime control and management, and assessing their cultural, social and symbolic consequences, the course helps you to develop a comprehensive and critically aware understanding of the manufacture and delivery of criminal justice policy.


 Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

The Masters in Criminal Justice offers vocationally relevant knowledge and skills. It will be particularly relevant if you are currently working with or would like a career involving criminal justice agencies, the probation service, social science departments, the police or community-based correction/treatment agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 
  • Research Dissertation 
  • Researching Crime and Criminal Justice 
  • Sex, Crime and Society 
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Criminal Justice 
  • The Police, Policing and The Governance Of Security 
  • Crime, Power and Victimisation 
  • Delivering Rehabilitation 
  • Youth Justice 
  • The United Nations, International Security and Global Justice 
  • Contemporary Issues in International Criminal Justice 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a minimum 2:2 ideally in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Law or related Social Science and Humanities subjects
  • to demonstrate a comparable academic standard through past studies and/or where work experience
  • plus
  • a genuine enthusiasm to study issues related to the organisation and delivery of criminal justice
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8660 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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