Taught course

Criminology and Social Justice

Newman University · Department of Psychology and Counselling

Entry requirements

Good honours degree (2:2 or above), in a relevant field.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Criminology & Social Justice is a taught postgraduate programme with a critical and contemporary edge. The programme offers an advanced course which, while located in the criminological field, has a distinct focus on issues of social justice. It is suitable for graduates of all humanities or social science subjects, as well as people with experience of working in a range of criminal justice, community and advocacy organisations.

This MA will give you a critical understanding of criminological theory, social justice and the operation of the criminal justice system. It will enable you to develop an awareness of how economic, political and social power is distributed within society and how this influences the role of the state as a distributor of both social and criminal justice. The focus of the programme ranges from the local, with a module looking at criminal and social justice in the city of Birmingham, to the global with a module exploring the justice implications of migration; transnational crime; terrorism; and the challenges of information technology. As a student on the course you will be find you are part of a dynamic learning community which offers a high level of individual tutor support.

Why study this course?

This MA Criminology and Social Justice:

• Provides a broad perspective on Criminology by exploring the relationship between criminal and social justice, in both a local, Birmingham, context and a global context.

• Reflects the University’s commitment to Social Justice.

• Is a highly focused and student-centred programme with small class sizes and a high level of individual support for students.

• Offers opportunities to get involved in our innovative youth and community work project – ReachOut – working with local young people around issues of community safety, social media and access to Higher Education

• Is taught by committed research active staff whom have experience as practitioners in fields relevant to criminology.

• Offers enhanced employability for a career in community organisations, criminal justice agencies and local and central government.

Fees and funding

UK students
For the most up-to-date course information please visit the course page on the Newman University website.

For the most up-to-date course information please visit the course page on the Newman University website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

John Moore
0121 476 1181