On this course, you'll focus on disadvantaged communities and groups, and their treatment by and within the criminal justice system. You’ll debate key issues such as policing, sentencing and types of punishment.
You can study the course full or part-time, on campus or through distance learning.
What you’ll experience
- Learn from an experienced team of criminal justice specialists in our Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
- Benefit from our local, national and international links with the criminal justice sector
- Customise your degree to meet your career goals
- Draw on the expertise and facilities in our Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
- Hear from guest speakers who are professionals in the criminal justice field
- Learn through our supported distance learning programme, which gives you the flexibility to fit your studies in around other commitments
- Have 24/7 access to the extensive facilities in our university library, including books, ejournals and newspaper
Work experience and career planning
On this course you'll learn skills that apply to several career choices in areas such as:
- Policing (as an officer or civilian staff)
- Crime analysis
- The courts and prison service
- Local authorities
- Civil Service
- Academia and research
- Private industry
We'll help you to identify voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you complete this course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the heritage, teaching, or other related industries.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Teaching and programme assessment
Teaching methods on this course include:
- individual and group projects
- online materials
You'll be assessed through:
- case study
- literature review
- research proposal
- dissertation or major project
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- Criminal Justice in a Global Context
- Dissertation / Major Project
- Research Methods and Research Ethics
- Research Design and Ethics
- Research Methods
- Dangerous Offenders and Vulnerable Victims
- The Global Landscape of Cybersecurity
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesLegal Studies Criminology Criminal Justice View 158 other Masters in Legal Studies in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject (Social Science, Humanities, Law, Management or Psychology subject). Applicants with equivalent professional experience in a relevant organisation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
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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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.