Taught course

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Law
Qualifications
MSScPGDip

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline (eg Archaeology, BA Liberal Arts, etc). Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and information on application procedures.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in law, crime and criminal justice. It enables students to understand the practical operation of criminal justice and how the state responds to criminality and victimisation. Students are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the criminal justice process and the practical operation of criminal law in a domestic and comparative context and are given the opportunity to explore in-depth a particular criminal justice-related issue through the submission of a dissertation.

This programme will be of considerable relevance and interest to those who are already employed in criminal justice-related work in fields such as legal practice, government, non-governmental organisations as well as equipping those who have just completed undergraduate degrees to develop the knowledge and skills to pursue criminal justice-related careers.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Fees and funding

For information regarding funding, please refer to the Postgraduate Office website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

MSSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Graham Ellison
Email
pglawenquiries@qub.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9097 5122