Full time & Part time September MSc 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
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Are you passionate about understanding crime, social order, and criminal justice institutions? Look no further than the MSc Criminal Justice Policy at LSE. This programme delves into criminology, sociology, law, and psychology, equipping you with the tools to tackle key issues in the field. Renowned criminologists from LSE will guide you through topics like the reasons behind the crime drop in Western nations, the role of prisons in society, and the impact of government spending on crime rates. Engage with international perspectives and attend seminars at the Mannheim Centre for Criminology to stay at the forefront of research. With academic mentorship and access to LSE LIFE for personal and professional development, you'll be fully supported throughout your studies. Graduates go on to excel in criminal justice professions, research, and policy roles. Join this programme for a transformative academic journey. Unlock your potential and shape the future of criminal justice.

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The MSc Criminal Justice Policy offers an exciting opportunity to learn how concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical insights from criminology, sociology, law and psychology can be applied to subjects relating to crime, social order and criminal justice institutions.

The MSc programme will provide you with intellectual tools from theory, empirical research, and policy analysis to engage with key issues and debates within criminology and criminal justice. You will also familiarise yourself with the ways in which historical and international comparative perspectives help us understand current trends. The teaching is provided by internationally renowned criminologists in the Departments of Social Policy and Sociology and the LSE Law School.

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The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

LSE makes available over GBP 15 million annually in financial aid for its students. Around one quarter of our graduate students receive financial support from the School.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an offer for a place and submitting a Graduate Financial Support application, before the funding deadline.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas.

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