Taught course

Incarceration Studies

Institution
University of Hull · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally a Bachelor Honours degree (typically 2:2 or above, or international equivalent) in American Studies, English, History, Criminology or other Arts & Humanities / Social Science equivalent.

If you hold a degree in another area, or if you have been out of education for a significant period of time, we would still encourage you to apply. Indeed, we are looking for applicants with a genuine interest in Incarceration (broadly defined) and would be happy to consider your application even with a different academic background, or with professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This innovative / unique new programme combines teaching, research and practical experiences that are linked by four ideas – Culture, Criminology, Creativity, and Community.

Though incarceration is often associated with imprisonment in jail or prison, the word has a host of contexts including historical slavery, Native American captivity, wartime camps, modern-day trafficking and even situations of domestic abuse. On this programme, you'll explore incarceration in a range of forms in the UK, US and other situations globally.

This course combines traditional seminar-style classes with unique environments outside of the classroom, whether working with ex-prisoners locally, or organising an academic conference on campus. One of the key modules takes place in its entirety at HMP Hull, whereby university students will “Learn Together” with prison learners.

Information for international students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,700
International students
£14,500

UK and EU students can take out a Master’s Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. They provide up to £11,222 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Jo Metcalf
Email
pgadmissions@hull.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1482 466 850