The course consists of Part One (120 credits) and Part Two (60 credits). In Part One you study a range of taught modules which are assessed by a written assignment (usually an essay of not more than 4000 words.
All modules are delivered by research-active staff with particular expertise in the subject area.
Part Two consists of a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words. You will produce your dissertation on a criminological topic of your own choice under the guidance of a personal supervisor. You can opt to undertake a ‘classic’ written dissertation, or an empirically-based study.
Whether you are a practitioner working in the criminal justice system, a researcher wishing to gain a firm foundation for a research degree in an ESRC recognised Doctoral Training Centre, or an undergraduate aspiring to a career in criminal justice, our Masters-level degree in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology is for you! Taught over one year full-time or two years part-time, it offers you:
an up-to-date and high quality programme which includes some of the most important theory and research in criminal justice and criminology;
an opportunity to develop your ability to apply criminal justice and criminological knowledge to research and the operation of the criminal justice system;
an opportunity to develop and apply research methods knowledge and skills; and
enhanced employability for those wishing to pursue a career in the criminal justice system and for those interested in an academic or research career.