- a minimum 2:2 ideally in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, Law or related Social Science and Humanities subjects
- to demonstrate a comparable academic standard through past studies and/or where work experience
- a genuine enthusiasm to study issues related to the organisation and delivery of criminal justice
- IELTS 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component)
- RPL is accepted on this programme
- International students entering on a Student visa cannot study part-time
Months of entry
LJMU's Criminal Justice MA is a stand-alone qualification designed to enhance your career prospects in criminal justice agencies, the probation service and the police.
- Learn from research-active staff and local criminal justice professionals
- Engage with the theory, policy, and practice of the institutions and agencies of criminal justice
- Choose from an extensive range of module options, including an MA International Criminal Justice pathway
- Generous funding scholarships available for home and overseas students
This Masters in Criminal Justice offers the opportunity for students, practitioners, and criminal justice professionals to critically engage with a broad range of issues that impact on the effectiveness and integrity of the workings of the criminal justice system.
Through exploring a series of theoretical and policy-orientated debates relevant to the delivery of contemporary crime control and management, and assessing their cultural, social and symbolic consequences, the course helps you to develop a comprehensive and critically aware understanding of the manufacture and delivery of criminal justice policy.
During the programme you will evaluate discriminatory practice in the criminal justice process and the causes of miscarriages of justice. Your evaluations will be informed by a critical understanding of sources of data and research methodologies and, through option modules, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of particular issues relating to criminal justice in England, Wales and elsewhere.
Information for international students
Further information is also available from our international web pages.
Fees and funding
Please see the course page for more information.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090