Taught course

Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology

Swansea University · Department of Criminology

Entry requirements

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 Programme Director Pamela Ugwudike (p.ugwudike@swansea.ac.uk) for more information. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

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Our MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology will help you become a specialist - applying criminological knowledge to the workings of the Criminal Justice System.

Learn about crime, the criminal justice system and cutting edge themes in criminological debates from leading experts in the field and choose from an exciting range of contemporary modules.

The MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology offers students:

· An in-depth understanding of criminological theories of crime and the operation of the criminal justice system

· Knowledge of international developments in criminological and criminal justice research

· An opportunity to study the impact of social, political and economic factors on crime and criminal justice policy

· Enhanced employability for a career in criminal justice, academia, or research

Modules typically include:

  • Understadning Crime
  • Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Applied Youth Justice
  • The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales
  • Understanding Policing
  • Crime, Drugs and Alcohol
  • Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery
  • 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

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Anthony Charles
+44(0)1792 606056