This innovative and stimulating course aims to respond to the complex challenges that crime poses for contemporary society. It delivers cutting-edge knowledge and valuable insights into both theory and practice, helping you to advance your career in criminal justice.
• Study an intellectually challenging course which fosters a deep-level understanding of how our justice and penal system works • Benefit from the breadth and diversity of our academic expertise and our extensive professional links • Explore issues of theoretical and social importance with our research-active teaching staff who are recognised authorities in their fields • Keep up to date with latest policies, practices and debates so that you are better equipped to embark on a new career in the justice arena or to progress in your current working role • Study full-time or part-time to suit your personal circumstances
This is a new course starting in September 2017 (*subject to approval).
This exciting new MSc has been launched at a time when a process of swift and relentless change is transforming our justice system. This process aims to develop and sustain a high performing, efficient and effective criminal and community justice system which both benefits victims and rehabilitates those who offend.
Broad appeal and relevance
Our course is designed for anyone with an interest in the critical social and political challenges which crime presents. It will appeal to recent graduates with a first degree in a relevant subject area who want to deepen their knowledge. It is equally valuable for current practitioners and managers within the criminal justice, rehabilitative and penal systems, including social workers and social work managers, prison governors or officers, police officers and lawyers.
You will become part of a dynamic learning community bringing together students from diverse backgrounds who have real-world experience of criminal justice. This means you will benefit from fascinating insights into how different professionals and organisations address current issues in crime, criminal justice and punishment.