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MSc Criminology, Communities and Disorder


Course Description

This course is designed to appeal to a whole range of students interested in the study of Criminology, Communities and what causes and contributes to community disorder.

It will deepen your understanding of the social causes of crime and how both the Criminal Justice System and communities intersect with issues of social order and disorder.

We will help develop your analytical understanding of the interrelationship between crime and communities, advancing your knowledge of the causes of social disorder and social tensions.

We adopt a strong community focus and also explore issues of disorder and social control, furthering your understanding of the causes of crime and community disintegration.

On this programme, you will be able to gain a strong appreciation of the underpinning theoretical perspectives relevant to crime and social order.

We will also help improve your knowledge of sociological, legal and criminal justice theories, related to social order and disorder.

We will also focus on social research methods as well as the ethical, logistical and methodological elements of undertaking an independent piece of research.

Throughout the programme, there will be an emphasis on community related assignments, allowing you to apply your learning to the real world.

You will benefit from working with our specialist course team, some of whom have moved from senior professional practice posts.

Our experience and research active teaching team also come from a variety of disciplines, giving you a broad knowledge base to draw upon.

This programme is designed for graduates from a range of undergraduate disciplines, including criminology, sociology and social work as well as community, law, police and security disciplines.

It will also be of interest to professionals who work within the Criminal Justice System, the charities sector, housing providers, local council and government.

This programme is designed for graduates from a range of undergraduate disciplines, including criminology, sociology and social work as well as community, law, police and security disciplines.

It will also be of interest to professionals who work within the Criminal Justice System, the charities sector, housing providers, local council and government.

Modules:

Theorising Disorder in Contemporary Society
Risk Communities and Disorder
Research Methods – Quantitative and Qualitative
Case Studies in Community Change
Communication and Interaction in Communities
Dissertation

Visit the MSc Criminology, Communities and Disorder page on the Buckinghamshire New University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a 2:2 degree or above from the following academic areas: criminology, sociology, social work, psychology, police studies, community justice or criminal justice.Those working in the fields such as criminal justice, community justice, youth justice, social work, policing, probation and forensic social work and psychology social science, law will also be considered.

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