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MA Criminology


Course Description

This course is for both recent graduates and practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of the debates surrounding crime and the criminal justice system. The course offers an exciting opportunity to study both theoretical criminology and the more applied aspects of criminal justice.

The course is very flexible and offers you the opportunity to either concentrate on the more theoretical aspects of criminology or centre your studies on the more practice-based area of delivering criminal justice.

The course team has substantial links with the regional criminal justice system and charities such as HMP Birmingham and women’s centre Anawim.

What's covered in the course?

The course is designed to enable you to explore the key debates from both criminological theory and criminal justice practice surrounding areas such as serial killers and family annihilation. You will also assess the contributions of research to understanding crime and criminal justice.

You will be asked to reflect upon your experience of crime and the criminal justice system, perhaps, as an existing practitioner or through volunteering. You will look at one of the most significant factors involved in crime in contemporary society – the internet.

The course will help you develop and understand the principles and practice of research and form judgements on the relative merits of, and relationships between, different research tools. You will also develop the capability to design, manage and disseminate a research project to a professional standard.

Visit the MA Criminology page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

You would usually be expected to have a good undergraduate degree but admission will also be made on the basis of experience of a suitable quality and length.

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