To join this MSc you should have a degree equivalent to UK upper second class honours (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject such as Criminology, Psychology or Social Sciences.
Applications from graduates with a 2:2 in a relevant subject, or a 2:1 in an unrelated subject, who have experience of working within the criminal justice system will also be considered.
An interview will form part of the selection process.
Months of entry
This taught Masters degree provides a distinctive programme for those who are currently working with offenders in probation, prison, youth justice, policing or community settings, as well as those who are aspiring to work in the criminal justice sector. The course will foster the application of critical and analytical skills to the theory, policy and practice of working with offenders. You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a core range of contemporary issues which are relevant to offenders and the professionals working with them. There is a focus on the processes, contexts, risks and protective factors underlying criminal behaviour. You will also evaluate the role of criminal justice agencies in offender management and rehabilitation, including scrutinising the intersectionality of power in the responses of these agencies to issues of crime, law and order.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for full-time study on this MSc are: £6,120 for UK and EU students and £13,000 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20; £6,120 for UK and EU students and £13,250 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2020/21 (pending confirmation of arrangements for EU students). Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are: £34 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20, i.e. £680 per 20 credit module; £34 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2020/21, i.e. £680 per 20 credit module (pending confirmation of arrangements for EU students). 180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.