Taught course

Crime and Justice

Institution
University of South Wales · University of South Wales
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a social science, or related discipline. Applicants with established professional experience will be considered on an individual basis via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) mechanism (University regulations will apply). The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Crime and Justice provides an understanding of issues relating to crime and the criminal justice system, enhancing your career in this and related fields. Tuition draws upon the expertise of research staff in the University’s well established Centre for Criminology.

You will examine a range of crimes and criminal behaviour, the context of crime and responses to it. In addition to core areas of study, you can choose modules and/or pathways to suit your career development. You will explore an area of interest to you, through a 20,000-word dissertation, and gain a thorough grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methods – invaluable skills for any profession that includes planning, analysis and evaluation.

On the Substance Misuse pathway, you will study a range of criminological modules and a module on drug interventions. This specialist module provides an insight into the nature and extent of substance misuse and responses to it, including prevention, treatment, harm reduction and enforcement. Your dissertation will be related to substance misuse.

On the Youth Justice and Offender Management pathway, you will study the contexts in which offenders come into contact with the criminal justice system. The work of relevant agencies and systems that engage with those at risk of offending are also considered. Your dissertation must be related to youth justice and offender management.

Information for international students

English Requirements: International applicants will need a good command of English – the minimum equivalent of an IELTS score of 6.5, or IBT TOEFL 86, depending on the course you are studying.

Fees and funding

For full information, please visit http://www.southwales.ac.uk/money

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
4 months
part time
8 months

PGCert

full time
8 months
part time
16 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries & Admissions Unit
Email
enquiries@southwales.ac.uk
Phone
03455 76 77 78