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MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice provides students with the opportunity to develop advanced analytical knowledge of criminological theory and criminal justice processes and outcomes. Building on learning at undergraduate level in criminology or a related subject area, it promotes and enhances a critical awareness of social science research methods and skills used to undertake real world research on crime, disorder and deviations from social norms. Students will be equipped with a broad range of learning opportunities in research design and methodology, enabling them to conduct an independent piece of critical research in a related area of their choosing. With a wide range of exciting contemporary optional modules, students will get an applied insight in to how criminology intercedes a number of other disciplines and helps to inform criminal justice policy and practice. This is a stimulating and demanding programme, involving intensive learning in small groups, overseen by subject specialists and experts in the field.

The Department of Law & Criminology provides a stimulating learning environment where students can engage in rigorous academic enquiry and develop their own criminological interests and skills. The MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice is premised on a core belief in the importance of application of theory to practice, and utilisation of robust empirical evidence to evaluate the outcomes. Students on this scheme will have the opportunity to study the application of criminological theory to real life crime contexts, social problems and their management and prevention. This scheme will provide an excellent opportunity to master knowledge and skills suited to professional environments and careers, including research and academia, government departments and criminal justice agencies, and voluntary organisations in the criminal justice sector.

Employability

Graduates from this scheme will leave with the professional knowledge and capacity to independently practice, reflect, review and build upon disciplinary expertise and judgement. The schemes’ teaching, learning and assessment requires students to develop ethical practice, critical analytical skills, research skills and presentation skills which will enable them to share their criminological expertise in both academic and professional settings.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,200per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    119 54%

    57th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    24th

    4

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