Admission requirements for the programme are either first or upper second class honours in a first degree, or a minimum of two years relevant and responsible experience. Applicants who have a lower second class degree may also be considered and should contact the admissions officer for more information. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.
Months of entry
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The Department of Criminology at Swansea University has run a successful MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology since 1997. The MA focuses mainly on the application of knowledge to the operation of the criminal justice system, reflecting the policy/practice orientation of members of the staff team.
The course offers you:
• an up-to-date and high quality programme which includes some of the most important theory and research in criminal justice and criminology
• an opportunity to develop your ability to apply criminal justice and criminological knowledge to research and the operation of the criminal justice system
• an opportunity to develop and apply research methods knowledge and skills
• enhanced employability for those wishing to pursue a career in the criminal justice system and for those interested in an academic or research career
Modules typically include:
- Ethics and Philosophy of Social Research
- Quantitative Methods
- Qualitative Methods
- Case Studies in Applied Social Research
- Data Visualisation
- Crime, Drugs and Alcohol
- Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice
- Applied Criminal Justice
- Understanding Crime
- Youth Justice: Research, Policy and Practice
- Criminal Justice System in England and Wales
- Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children
Information for international students
Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Deborah Jones
- +44 (0) 1792 295768