Though incarceration is often associated with imprisonment in jail or prison, the word has a host of contexts including historical slavery, Native American captivity, wartime camps, modern-day trafficking and even situations of domestic abuse. On this programme, you'll explore incarceration in a range of forms in the UK, US and other situations globally.
The Incarceration Studies programme at the University of Hull combines traditional seminar-style classes with unique environments outside of the classroom, whether working with ex-prisoners locally or organising an academic conference on campus.
One of the key modules takes place in its entirety at HMP Hull, whereby university students will learn together with prison learners.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this degree, you'll develop a range of knowledge and skills to help you stand out in the job market.
As well as mastering new disciplines, you'll develop your skills in research, team-work, project management, writing and presentation skills. The development of your research and analytical skills will give you a firm grounding if you wish to progress to PhD study.
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- Competing and Comparative Justice: Values and Ethics in the Criminal Justice Process
- UK & US Prison Cultures; Redemption and Resistance
- Writing from Life; Creative Non-Fiction
- Incarceration Culture in Context: Research Methods and Theory in Interdisciplinary Studies
- Dissertation (Culture, Criminology, Creativity, and Community)
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You can apply for a postgraduate course at any time. There are no specific deadlines but you need to take into account the start date of your course.
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Criminal Law View 250 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
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- Normally a Bachelor Honours degree (typically 2:2 or above, or international equivalent) in American Studies, English, History, Criminology or other Arts & Humanities / Social Science equivalent.
- If you hold a degree in another area, or if you have been out of education for a significant period of time, we would still encourage you to apply. Indeed, we are looking for applicants with a genuine interest in Incarceration (broadly defined) and would be happy to consider your application even with a different academic background, or with professional experience.
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International7850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7850 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7850 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Living costs for Hull
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.