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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

Examine real-life case studies to piece together the inner workings of serious crime, and the methods used to police it. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed for many careers in criminal justice, such as the Police, youth justice, the Home Office or border agencies.

Focusing on serious crime, you’ll explore the practice and theory of criminal activities, including how crime is detected and policed, methods of social control, and sanctions.

By examining different theoretical standpoints, you’ll form an understanding of various Western legal and social traditions and how they compare to each other.

You’ll investigate issues such as organised illicit trade and criminal enterprise, using case studies of criminal activities including financial crime, human trafficking, and violence prevention.

Assessment

You’ll show your progress through a combination of essays, presentations, case studies and portfolio work.

Careers

This course will prepare you for many criminal justice-related careers, such as the immigration and border agencies, the Police, the Prison Service, the National Probation Service, youth justice, the Home Office, the court system, violence prevention or social policy and research. You will also gain Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

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

University information

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

Welcoming local community and buddy scheme.
Diverse student cohort from all over the world.
Specialised international student advice service.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    97th out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    102 53%

    77th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%

    83rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    53rd

    33

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