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  MA in Crime and Justice

Online Open University    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MA in Crime and Justice programme at The Open University. Delve into the complexities of crime, harm, and justice through a multidisciplinary approach that challenges conventional perspectives. Enhance your critical thinking skills and explore topics such as criminal justice systems, victim protection, civil liberties, and social justice. The compulsory modules, including 'Principles of social and psychological inquiry' and 'Crime and global justice', provide a comprehensive understanding of key concepts in the field. With a focus on developing expertise in investigative techniques and social issues, this qualification prepares you for roles requiring analytical decision-making and initiative. Entry requires a UK honours degree or equivalent, with an emphasis on social sciences skills. Stand out in your career with the MA in Crime and Justice, equipping you for diverse roles in the criminal justice system, human rights advocacy, and social justice sectors.

About the course

This masters degree explores new perspectives and ways of thinking about crime, harm and justice. It is concerned with examining problematic areas of social life, transgression, ‘crime’, social harm and justice. You will consider the significance of power, social structure, and economic and social inequalities in understanding ‘crime’, and processes of criminalisation in local, transnational and global contexts. Studying this qualification will enhance your ability to think critically about problems of crime, social harm and the delivery of justice.

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Entry Requirements

You must hold a UK honours degree (2:2 at least) or equivalent to be accepted for the MA in Crime and Justice. Your first degree need not be in criminology, but you must have the skills expected of a social sciences graduate.

All students will begin with the postgraduate module, Principles of social and psychological inquiry (DD801). This module will help equip you with the requisite skills needed to undertake postgraduate-level study, but it does not offer remedial training for those who have an unsuitable bachelors degree or inadequate experience.


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