Taught course

Applied Criminology, Penology and Management

Institution
University of Cambridge · School of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSt

Entry requirements

Expected academic standard

Standard applicants for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.i honours degree or overseas equivalent. There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion but such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course. Such non-standard applicants would normally be senior criminal justice professionals or senior personnel working with public sector organisations concerned with penology related operations.

Language requirement

  • IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 7.0 (a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 7.0 in the other components)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 100 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component)

Months of entry

April

Course content

The MSt in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management has traditionally been intended for prison and probation practitioners. In addition to such applicants, we now also welcome candidates working elsewhere in the Criminal Justice System, both in the UK and overseas. In recent years, in addition to large cohorts of staff from the prison and probation services, we have welcomed onto the course immigration officals, magistrates and lawyers.

Aims of the programme:

  • To offer an up-to-date high-quality course which introduces senior persons working within the field of criminal justice as well as others with relevant experience and interests (e.g. senior personnel working with public sector organisations concerned with penology related operations) to some of the most important theory and research in applied criminology, penology and management.
  • To develop the skills necessary to locate, read, interpret and analyse relevant research and other source materials.
  • To develop the conceptual understanding necessary to evaluate research methods and findings.
  • To facilitate course members in communicating the results of their ideas, research and its conclusions in a written form, as well as orally.
  • To enhance the capacity of course members to apply up-to-date research in applied criminology, penology and management to aspects of their work.

Qualification and course duration

MSt

part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (18000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Course Administrator
Email
ljb55@cam.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1223 335373