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About the course

LJMU's Criminal Justice MA is a stand-alone qualification designed to enhance your career prospects in criminal justice agencies, the probation service and the police.

  • Learn from research-active staff and local criminal justice professionals
  • Engage with the theory, policy, and practice of the institutions and agencies of criminal justice
  • Choose from an extensive range of module options, including an MA International Criminal Justice pathway
  • Generous funding scholarships available for home and overseas students

This Masters in Criminal Justice offers the opportunity for students, practitioners, and criminal justice professionals to critically engage with a broad range of issues that impact on the effectiveness and integrity of the workings of the criminal justice system.

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Entry Requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:2 ideally in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Law or related Social Science and Humanities subjects or to demonstrate a comparable academic standard through past studies and/or where work experience.

plus: a genuine enthusiasm to study issues related to the organisation and delivery of criminal justice.

Additional Information
IELTS 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component)
Pearson 58-64 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
RPL is accepted on this programme

International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time

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Phoebe Grumbley

Having graduated in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice, scholarship student Phoebe decided to take the next step and study for a Masters in Criminal Justice at LJMU.

“I love living in Liverpool so staying at LJMU was an easy decision. Although I probably underestimated the requirements of postgraduate study, once I got my head around the independent study and increased amount of reading, everything was fine.

The lecturers themselves have been the highlight of my studies here. They have taught me an endless amount. They help you to settle into your studies, build good relationships with you and really develop your skills. They are just brilliant people.

I am dyslexic and have had help right from the start. I have been given support with proof reading and note taking and I have even been offered deadline extensions although I have tried to be good and not take these.

For anyone considering coming to LJMU to study at postgraduate level I would definitely say do it! I can’t recommend it enough. The support on offer is brilliant, there are so many opportunities and so many things you can do to prepare for a variety of roles in later life. It is a very rounded experience and, if you are worried about the cost, take a look at scholarships and other funding options.”



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