This course allows you to develop an advanced knowledge of crime and offenders, as well as to assess contemporary trends and concepts in criminal justice policy and community safety.
About the course
It will incorporate approaches to crime control within the community and penal institutions. You will also gain the methodological and analytic skills required to conduct research within the field of crime and criminal justice; this level of knowledge and skill can prepare you for doctoral study or research posts within the criminal justice arena, or can consolidate your professional experience. To find out more about criminology within the faculty please visit our pages.
The Programme leader for this course is Dr Wendy Fitzgibbon. She can be emailed on [email protected]
To find out more about criminology within the faculty please visit our pages.
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You are assessed via essays, projects, examinations and a dissertation between 12,000 and 15,000 words in length. The dissertation forms a key element of the MSc. It allows you to pursue in depth a topic of your choosing and is to be completed over the summer study period.
The course consists of four core modules, and a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Crime Control and Community Safety
Criminological Research Methods
Crime and Offender Patterns
Students also select one 'designate' module per semester, and these include (subject to availability):
Sexual Violence: causes, consequences, and interventions
Psychology and Criminal Behaviour
Urban Patterns and Spatial Analysis
After the course
The aim of the course is to prepare you for employment or further study in the criminal justice sector.
The curriculum will equip you for a range of careers in the criminal justice system and related professions, all with excellent recruitment prospects. Key career paths include the Metropolitan Police Service, Probation Service, Foreign Office, Prison Service, youth offending and community safety departments, as well as academic or government research posts.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
The minimum entry requirement is a lower second class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline. Applications are also welcomed from those who have experience in criminal justice, or with relevant professional qualifications. In some circumstances applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements may be permitted to enrol on the MSc, at the discretion of the course leader.Applications are welcomed from overseas students. The course will be taught in English, and for those applicants whose native language is not English, evidence of proficiency in the English language will be required.
Fees vary by start point, please refer to the London Met website for accurate information.