Criminology and Social Policy, M.A. | Liverpool John Moores University | Liverpool, United Kingdom
12 months
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16900 GBP/year
8135 GBP/year
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About

This interdisciplinary MA Criminology and Social Policy at the Liverpool John Moores University gives you the chance to look at Criminology from the perspective of various other disciplines such as Geography, History, Psychology, Political Science and Sociology.

Overview

This MA Criminology and Social Policy at Liverpool John Moores University offers critical approaches to the study of crime, social harm and criminal justice.

  • Learn from a range of experts in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Benefit from excellent research-led teaching focused on the interplay of theory, policy and practice
  • Enjoy strong local, national and international links with academics, community groups and justice campaigns
  • Personalise your postgraduate degree via a research pathway, a work placement route, or a combination of both

The study of Criminology is not just about the institutions of the criminal justice system. You will be encouraged to take a critical approach that examines issues of power, inequalities and social harm.

Employability

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. 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 MA Criminology and Social Policy degree would be particularly relevant to people working in, or hoping to work in, a range of fields including:

  • research
  • academia
  • charities and community organisations
  • children, young people's and youth justice fields
  • the investigation of miscarriages of justice
  • social work, prison and probation services
  • policing
  • media research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Divisions, Crime and Social Policy
  • Comparative Criminology: International Perspectives on Crime and Justice
  • Critical Criminology and The State: Historical and Contemporary perspectives
  • Criminal (Re)presentations: Theorising Media, Crime and Culture
  • Understanding Institutions of Punishment and Control

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject e.g. Criminology, Sociology, Social Policy
  • Non-standard applications are welcome
  • Pearson requirements: 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme.

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

    8135 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8135 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.

Funding

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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