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This is for you if... you want to combine academic criminological study with employability modules and the change to undertake a work placement and practice-based research project in a criminal justice or related setting.
By taking our Criminology in Practice MSc, you can combine the theoretical analysis of criminology with a core spine of employability-focused modules. Our modules will cover the key issues in contemporary criminological theory and practice. Further bespoke modules will prepare you to undertake a six-week work-based placement in a criminal justice or related setting. As part of the placement you will develop an appreciation of the interplay between research and practice in Criminology and will conduct a supervised piece of criminological research.
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First or second class honours degree from a British university or equivalent international academic qualifications. It is expected that this would usually be in Criminology or a cognate discipline. Comparable professional qualifications or experience will be considered. However, where more clarity is required you will be asked to undertake a short written assessment. You will also need to demonstrate your suitability to undertake a practice placement. We advise you to include within your personal statement details of the skills and attributes that you would bring to a criminal justice-related placement and what kind of placement you would be interested in.
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