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  Criminology and Criminal Justice - MSc


Aberystwyth University    Law & Criminology

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Law (22) Sociology (33)

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The MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice programme at Aberystwyth University offers a stimulating and demanding learning experience. This one-year full-time or two-year part-time course provides advanced analytical knowledge of criminological theory and criminal justice processes. You'll develop critical awareness of social science research methods and skills, and have the opportunity to conduct independent research in a related area of your choice. With a range of exciting optional modules available, you'll gain insight into how criminology intersects with other disciplines and informs criminal justice policy and practice. Entry requirements include a 2:2 Bachelor's degree in criminology or a related subject, or relevant work experience.

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The MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice at Aberystwyth University provides you with the opportunity to develop advanced analytical knowledge of criminological theory and criminal justice processes and outcomes. Building on learning at undergraduate level in criminology or a related subject area, it promotes and enhances a critical awareness of social science research methods and skills used to undertake real world research on crime, disorder and deviations from social norms. You will be equipped with a broad range of learning opportunities in research design and methodology, enabling you to conduct an independent piece of critical research in a related area of your choosing. With a wide range of exciting contemporary optional modules, you will obtain an applied insight in to how criminology intercedes a number of other disciplines and helps to inform criminal justice policy and practice. This is a stimulating and demanding programme, involving intensive learning in small groups, overseen by subject specialists and experts in the field.

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Entry Requirements

2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree in criminology or a related subject area, or equivalent. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.


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