The Crime, Violence and Prevention MSc degree at London Metropolitan University encourages you to look critically at public protection, a key practitioner concept for professionals working in socially responsible professions. There is a special emphasis on gaining a sound grasp of the relevant academic literature, including substantial use of key scholarly journals in the field of criminology and criminal justice. There is also a focus on how theory relates to and enhances good practice.
Those already engaged in a related occupation will benefit from the course as it provides the academic context to understand and evaluate the complexity of, and reciprocity between, varied agencies, departments and policies related to crime, criminology and criminal justice.
After the course
Criminology itself is an increasingly strong and prevalent academic discipline. The analytical and research skills acquired on the MSc are transferable to other jobs and areas of expertise. The course will help prepare you for employment in the criminal justice sector including the police, probation, prison, youth offending and community safety departments, and academic or government research posts.
Previous students have joined the police service either as police officers or civil investigation officers, embarked upon training to equip them to join the probation service or have become social workers working with young offenders.
Other students have joined the voluntary sector working in residential or drugs and alcohol units. Many have also entered research jobs within the public or private sector or have progressed on to PhD studies.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Crime, Risk and Early Intervention
- Criminological Research Methods
- Criminology Dissertation
- Psychology and Crime
- Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
- Explaining Violence
- Contemporary Issues in Criminology
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesCriminology Terrorism & Security View 125 other Masters in Terrorism & Security in United Kingdom
You will be required to have:
- a relevant first degree (eg criminology, social or behavioural sciences), specific experience related to crime and the Criminal Justice System (such as police or probation work) or relevant professional qualifications
International13250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part Time (per 20 credit module)
- UK / EU: £995
- International: £1,470
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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