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Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

Course Description

Whether you're already involved in the criminal justice sector, or looking to get started within it, our course will be of great benefit to your interests. We explore the interdisciplinary nature of analysing criminal activity and behaviour at a local and global level. You'll enhance your ability to identify, analyse and challenge current discourses on crime and crime control.

We will help you to develop and practice advanced analytical skills, learning to understand and evaluate crime and justice policy and practice. You can also hone your project management skills by planning and undertaking a research project selecting appropriate methods. By taking this course, you'll improve your ability to explain, justify and defend a course of action, making you highly valued by employers within this sector. Enhance your job opportunities within the criminal justice sector by improving on your skills through our postgraduate programme!

Course outline

We seek to critically analyse and address core issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice, focusing on the nature of crime and the challenged created for contemporary society and criminal justice practitioners. This makes us ideal for criminal justice practitioners looking to enhance their professional development.

Researching Crime and Criminal Justice will provide the methods and tools necessary to undertake a research project. A dissertation or practitioner research will complete the programme.

Graduate destinations

You'll be able to enter careers in the criminal justice system either in the public, private or third sector organisations. If you're already working in this area, you can benefit from enhanced career opportunities and continued professional development.

Visit the Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via non-standard entry procedures. Applicants with professional practice experience in the criminal justice sector may be admitted to the programme based on an interview and portfolio of evidence including: current job role, employment history Curriculum Vitae (CV), continuing professional development (CPD) and training, evidence regarding your professional responsibilities and experiential learning.

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