|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject (social sciences, economics, history, etc) from a UK university or an equivalent qualification
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
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The programme is studied over one year full-time, or two years part-time. The taught course component consists of 30 study weeks divided into two semesters during which time students study six modules (or to a minimum of 60 ECTS (120 CATS) points). Students who successfully complete the taught course component undertake a three month period of supervised research for a Master’s dissertation (six-month for part-time).
The programme compromises six modules and a dissertation. There are two core substantive modules:
Criminal behaviour – Applied Perspectives will provide the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings that will provide students with a systematic understanding of critical, analytical, reflective and comparative criminological study.
Criminal Justice – Policy and Practice will explore contemporary policy debates and perspectives in criminal justice and crime control. Students will study criminal justice policy within the context of broader social changes and political and ideological processes, and consider the ways in which policy debates inform, and are informed by, broader perspectives on criminal justice and the politics of crime control and what that means for the design and delivery of public policy.
In addition to the compulsory modules, students must also take two optional modules; a range of which are listed below.
• Security Analyst
• Crime Analyst
• Police Service
• Prison and probation Service
• Crime prevention and community safety
• Courts service
• Youth Justice and youth work
• Research and Policy Development
• Pressure groups and NGOs