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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Criminal Justice and Criminology

Programme code:MSC-LAW/CJCUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Sean Butcher Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Normally an upper second class honours degree or non-UK equivalent

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Law

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Law

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Build on a long and successful history of PGT provision by staff in the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, in the School of Law, in the fields of criminology and criminal justice;
- Provide students with advanced knowledge about national and international criminal justice policy and practice and contemporary criminological theory;
- Facilitate the development of research methods skills;
- Encourage students to develop other transferable skills including strong writing skills critical and analytical thinking skills, and oral presentation skills;
- Require students to complete a 10,000-word dissertation. During the course of their dissertation they will receive supervision and guidance from their academic supervisor. They will have the opportunity to conduct empirical research in conjunction with a criminal justice agency for their dissertation, if they wish to do so and meet the necessary academic requirements. They may also have the opportunity to conduct research for their dissertation at an overseas institution, as outlined above.

As members of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS), students will be part of a lively academic environment and will be encouraged to take advantage of the many extra curricula opportunities available.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW5022MResearching Crime, Security and Justice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5041MDissertation Criminal Law/Criminal Justice60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
LAW5228MContemporary Theories of Crime and Justice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5358MCriminal Justice Processes30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

EDUC5862MResearch with Children and Young People30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5005MNew Frontiers of Security, Conflict and Justice15 creditsNot running in 202324
LAW5065MCentral Issues in Criminal Law15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5113MRethinking Policing 115 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5146MInternational Criminal Law15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5222MIntercultural Business and Organisational Communication15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5301MSecurity, Conflict and Justice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5362MComparative Human Rights Law15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5386MGlobalisation and Crime15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5401MInequalities, Law and Justice30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5406MTheories of Social Justice15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5861MInternational Human Rights30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5862MHuman Rights and Disabled People 115 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5863MHuman Rights and Disabled People 215 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5307MQuantitative Research Methods15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5308MQualitative Research Methods15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP5316MSociology of Media and Culture30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP5355MInequalities: Exploring causes, Consequences and Interventions30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP5501MResearch Strategy and Design30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students in receipt of ESRC 1+3 funding who are in the ‘1’ (taught masters) part of their study must ‘spend’ their 30 credits of options on research methods modules. They should select the most appropriate research methods module(s) from the list above, after consulting with their PhD supervisors.

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:29:01


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