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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

On our MSc Criminal Justice programme you’ll learn from our experts and develop your understanding of Criminal Justice theories and concepts in real-world settings.

You’ll be taught by tutors with academic and professional experience. The course will develop your ability to understand the Criminal Justice System (CJS) at a conceptual and operational level, incorporating UK and international perspectives.

You’ll analyse social, economic and political influences, including youth, race, gender and the media, to explore how different societies attempt to control crime and offenders. Optional modules will enable you to advance your critical analytical skills in the fields of international criminal law, terrorism, open source Internet investigation and multi-agency Early Action Partnerships.

Why study with us

  • Your course leader has worked with the Police, Home Office and Non-Government Organisations in generating innovative approaches to issues of crime and disorder.
  • You will develop the relevant conceptual and analytical tools in order to critically examine the CJS process and explore the challenges around risk assessment, diversion, sentencing, victim support, policing and prisons.
  • Our School is the largest provider of education in this field in the UK.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 104 4

    52nd out of 105 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    120 53%

    49th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    89th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    50th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    120 62%

    40th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    37th

    23

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