Applied Criminology

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £20
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £16,000
Domestic tuition: £8,500

Program overview

Our staff team include former justice practitioners and researchers at the cutting edge of research and evaluation in areas such as youth justice, drugs and criminal justice policy. The experience and contacts this brings has given us the opportunity to develop a vibrant, applied curriculum including options of study in criminal justice policy, practice and theory, as well as the option of undertaking a placement in a relevant organisation. Students will also cover research methods and carry out their own research. We have devised the programme to suit people working in, or wishing to work in criminal justice and related areas, as well as those looking for an academic career; there is no requirement that students should have previously studied criminology. Teaching staff have national and international reputations within the discipline and are actively engaged in research, publication, academic enterprise as well as being involved in government consultation, policy development and evaluation. This feeds into teaching and, as a result, you can expect to be exposed to the very latest developments and emerging knowledge in this field. The degree caters for students whose aims and interests are purely academic alongside those who want to develop a more practice-related focus. Close working links with youth justice, probation and policing in the region.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus
Part-time

Requirements

Exams:

  • PTE
  • TOEFL iBT
  • IELTS
You will normally have a 2:2 UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) in criminology or a related field, or a postgraduate diploma, or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an honours degree. It is recognised that non-standard applicants may be well-equipped to successfully complete Masters level study and applications will be assessed flexibly, while maintaining the necessary academic standards. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English

Career opportunities

This course aims to equip you with the skills to progress to higher research programmes, and/or to expand and enhance your career opportunities and professional practice within criminal justice and related agencies and organisations. While the degree is discipline-specific, successful completion provides evidence of high standards in a range of transferable skills that may be relevant in non-related career settings, for example, information retrieval, summarising complex material, producing high quality reports, initiating and developing projects.

Campus location

Manchester , United Kingdom

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