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Criminology and Criminal Justice MA

Keele University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Keele University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is designed for all those who want to acquire a thorough understanding of the more recent and often complex trends and developments in crime, criminal justice, and governance more broadly. Combining theoretical reflection and practical application, the course aims to provide you with an opportunity to specialise in the latest developments in criminology, criminal justice and governance studies.

AIMS OF THE COURSE

  • To introduce students to recent and contemporary theorising in criminology and governance studies
  • To show students how recent and contemporary theorising in criminology and governance studies has attempted to describe, analyse and interpret contemporary developments in criminal justice, transnational justice, international justice, and governance more broadly
  • To enable students to think through methodological problems and choose appropriate methods for the study of crime, criminal justice, and governance
  • To enable students to critically assess research in a number of fields within criminology, criminal justice, and governance studies more broadly
  • To enable students to design and complete a research project and understand the importance of the research process in the social sciences

TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT

Each of the taught modules is assessed by written, summative coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words (essay, case-study, research proposal, and empirical research report). The pass mark is 50% and students must pass each of the modules in order to progress to the dissertation, which involves researching and writing a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words. There are no exams.

CAREERS

Graduates from our course have found employment in a variety of occupations including: the accelerated police and prison graduate training programmes; the probation service; in other criminal justice agencies; in the voluntary sector with organisations such as Victim Support and NACRO; and in a variety of other graduate level jobs. In addition, a number of graduates have gone on to take postgraduate courses at Keele and elsewhere. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 104 15

    60th out of 105 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    112 50%

    61st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    51st

    38
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    75th

    30
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    112 58%

    59th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%

    72nd

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    57th

    23

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