What will I learn?

Overview of the programme

This MA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme is designed to offer students, with or without a first degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, the opportunity to progress academically and professionally. The programme builds on expertise and specialist interests across the Criminology and Social Work programmes. It offers students and professionals the opportunity for Continuing Professional Development.

A distinctive feature of the MA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme is that it is delivered 100 percent online, affording the busy student the flexibility to access postgraduate study while maintaining other commitments. The lectures are delivered via Moodle software, allowing excellent flexibility for times and days of study. Students will experience the programme and its online inter-active approach, its relevance to the workplace and its challenging blend of modules both stimulating and supportive. This also means that the programme can be studied internationally.

The range of modules are contemporary and relevant to the current criminal justice landscape and will help to build on a number of key skills that enhance the student’s critical thinking and in turn, will thrive in a professional environment. Students will acquire an extensive range of generic skills which are widely accepted as providing an excellent preparation for many careers. In addition to subject skills and knowledge, graduates also develop skills in communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing, and independent learning. All are highly valued by employers.

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme integrates theory, social research, skills and professional experience, preparing students with critical thinking skills for employment in the workforce in criminal and community justice related settings. The programme aims to:

Provide an advanced level programme for students wanting to critically analyse the theory and practice of criminal justice.
Engage students in critically assessing and synthesising theoretical perspectives on criminal justice policy and practice.
Develop an advanced appreciation of the complexities of working in the Criminal Justice arena.

KEY COURSE FEATURES

100 per cent online delivery
Can be studied from abroad
Opportunities for face-to-face seminars
Excellent tutorial support and communication with lecturers.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice programme allows students to reach their vocational aspirations, making them stand out to a wide range of employers attached to the fields of:

Probation
Youth Justice
Police
The Prison Service
Substance Misuse Services
Community Rehabilitation
Homelessness Services
Voluntary Agencies
Law
Working with victims e.g. domestic abuse related charities.

Which department am I in?

Criminal Justice

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Wrexham

Plas Coch,

Wrexham,

LL11 2AW, Wales

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Wrexham

Plas Coch,

Wrexham,

LL11 2AW, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with First Professional Degree will also be considered. The qualifications are examples of the qualifications that the University may accept and these lists are not exhaustive and may not show all qualifications that we will accept. All applications are subject to approval. For some postgraduate degrees, we may consider relevant work experience or industry knowledge instead of formal education. Work certificates and references should include detailed descriptions of your responsibilities.

For international students

Students need to have a degree of at least a 2:2 classification although we will consider applicants with relevant experience. Applicants who live abroad are welcome to apply. 6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5

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About this uni

Students benefit from a tight-knit community, excellent support services and close student–professor relationships.

  • Four campuses with the main base in Wrexham, North Wales
  • Scholarships on offer to eligible students
  • Wide range of career, academic and support services
  • Foundation years and English language courses available