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About

The MA in Comparative Criminology from University of Wolverhampton allows you to explore many of the rich and varied components of comparative criminology through the focusing in turn on aspects of contemporary justice, social harms, violence, oppression, the penal system and its reform, transnational policing, and past and current controversies in the criminal justice system.

Overview

The MA in Comparative Criminology from University of Wolverhampton draws on a vast range of expertise and will prepare you for future research at doctoral level, as well as further developing your interpersonal and professional skills.

What you'll study

Its especial strength resides in the sustained combination of criminological, historical, policing and social science approaches and expertise made available to you by the course team. The sound grounding that you will have acquired by the time of completion will provide the skills and the confidence to consider and seek opportunities in public and private sector research-based employment, as well as a wide range of jobs within academia, customs and excise, border control, policing etc. to name but a few examples. 

As the culmination of the course, you will undertake a piece of independent research in the form of a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic based on one or more of the taught components of the course. Guidance in this undertaking will come from your appointed dissertation supervisor but also from the Research Methods core module, which will be studied prior to you commencing your research.

Potential Career Paths

An optional Work Placement module will allow students to experience work-based employment and activities. This module allows for both a practical application of many of the transferable skills gained during the course and a reflexive opportunity of seeing how the academic issues addressed on the course can be related to ‘real-life’ applications and processes.

A key component of the course will be the regular use of guest speakers from both public and private sector organisations. These will give students the unique opportunity to learn about and discuss a variety of future employment and volunteering opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beyond Criminology: Victimisation of Social Harms
  • Contemporary Justice
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Prisons and Penal Reform In Twentieth-Century England and Wales
  • Transnational Policing
  • Work in Context

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
Lower Second Class

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Arts Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a Humanities-based subject from a UK University or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent; to be verified by the Course Leader.
  • You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7995 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Home Part-time - £3998 per year

Living costs for Wolverhampton

550 - 900 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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