Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Criminal Justice

The programme builds from two core modules. The first Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice will develop your knowledge and understanding of the workings of the criminal justice system and the principles that underpin its operation. You will examine and evaluate the role played by individuals and agencies in both policy and practice, a process aided by the guest speaker inputs from criminal justice professionals and by teaching staff providing sessions on their areas of expertise. The second, Researching Crime and Criminal Justice, encourages us to appreciate the contributions research has made, and continues to make, to Criminal Justice policy and to criminological theorising more generally. On a practical level the research training built into the module not only equips you with a set of highly transferable skills but also helps you to develop an appreciation of the challenges of designing, conducting and delivering original research. In this way the module links in with the structured programme of supervisor support and input that runs throughout the entirety of the course to help you organise and manage the completion of your dissertation. The final and defining piece of the Masters programme is the completion of a 20,000 word dissertation, the space in the course for you to make your own unique contribution to knowledge. To support this process we have a structured programme of research training and supervisor input that will support you from the design to the completion stage of the project. These staff, and all who teach on the programme, have qualifications to PhD level in the fields of Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law and/or have worked as professionals/practitioners in the criminal justice system.

Entry requirements

You will have an Honours degree in, ideally but not exclusively, criminal justice, criminology, sociology, law or related social science and humanities subjects. Additional qualifications considered: The requirements of a Second Class degree may be waived where it can be shown that an applicant has achieved a comparable academic standard through past studies and/or where work experience has made the applicant suitable for the programme. International qualifications will be considered in line with UK qualifications. Candidates whose entry qualifications were not assessed in English must have attained a level of competence equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules: research dissertation; researching crime and criminal justice; key contemporary issues in criminal justice. Option modules: sex, crime and society; the management of offenders: prisons, probation and the state; crimes of the powerful; drugs, alcohol and criminal justice; crime, power and victimisation; delivering rehabilitation; youth justice; policing, race and ethnicity; the united nations, international security and global justice; contemporary issues in international criminal justice; the police, policing and the governance of security.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 19 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 19 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 19 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 19 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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