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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme aims to provide a post-graduate programme in criminology of the highest standard with teaching that is informed by internationally recognised research and scholarship; give you a comprehensive overview and understanding of contemporary debates in criminology and criminal justice including those around diversity and inequality; involve you in a critical analysis of crime and punishment in relation to developments in social theory, sociology and social policy; provide an understanding of the social processes that influence the relationship between individuals, groups and institutions; focus on the relevance of social science for the analysis and assessment of crime and criminal justice policy; provide you with an advanced understanding of the ways in which quantitative and qualitative research methodologies may be used to study crime and criminal justice; give you a critical awareness of the political and populist influences on criminal justice policy; enable you to understand the emergence of social problems (including crime) and the responses of welfare and criminal justice institutions, including analysis of the theoretical, political and economic underpinnings of these responses; build on the University’s close European ties by providing the potential for students to participate in the European Common Study programme in Criminology.

We ensure that you develop the skills and competences that employers are looking for including: research and analysis; policy development and interpretation; independent thought; writing and presentation as well as time management and leadership skills. You also become fully involved in the professional research culture of the School. A postgraduate degree in the area of Criminology is a particularly valuable qualification that can lead to many exciting opportunities and professions. Recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers across the criminal justice system, encompassing areas such as counter-terrorism, advocacy, probation, social policy and research. Our graduates have found positions in organisations such as the Civil Service, the Ministry of Justice, various police services and the Probation Service.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per year

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    117 59%

    51st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    70th

    2

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