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MA in Crime and Justice

Open University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    FEB, OCT

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This masters degree explores new perspectives and ways of thinking about crime, harm and justice. It is concerned with examining problematic areas of social life, transgression, ‘crime’, social harm and justice. You will consider the significance of power, social structure, and economic and social inequalities in understanding ‘crime’, and processes of criminalisation in local, transnational and global contexts. Studying this qualification will enhance your ability to think critically about problems of crime, social harm and the delivery of justice.

Key features of the course

  • Develops your expertise in topics related to the investigation of crime, justice social harm
  • Extends your skills and insights on the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security and social justice
  • Ideal preparation for work where analytical and careful decision making is required, and where initiative is valued.

Career relevance

This qualification offers knowledge that is relevant for a range of professions and careers concerned with the care of people caught up in the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security, safety and social justice. The skills developed will be recognised by employers in all fields who value people who can communicate clearly; analyse complex information; and show initiative in formulating and critically considering and investigating questions of their own and devising innovative solutions.

You will develop skills to prepare you for work in a variety of organisations and sectors concerned with protection, safety, and harm prevention, as well as those where analytical, nuanced and careful decision making are required, and where independence and initiative are valued. This qualification will also provide you with the academic skills to further develop theoretical and empirical understandings of issues related to crime, social harm and justice.

Tuition fees

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£ 9,990overall cost

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

University information

Open University

  • Campus address

    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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