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MSc Working with Adult and Young Offenders

University of South Wales

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Treforest Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Ideal for practitioners, managers and policy makers, the MSc Working with Adult and Young Offenders is the first of its kind in the UK with a specialist focus on the theory and practice of offender management. With recent changes to the organisation and management of community orders in the UK, and the partial privatisation of probation, there is now a greater focus on developing practices for managing post-sentence work with people who have been convicted. This specialist Criminology Masters will provide graduates with the knowledge and theory to further influence and lead the development of practice in post-custody supervision.

Throughout your studies, you’ll delve into the philosophy, theory and practice of working with individuals who are sentenced to either serve a community order or a prison sentence and who are subject to post-custody supervision. Upon successful completion of the MSc Working with Adult and Young Offenders you could pursue a career in the criminal justice system, such as the police, courts, prison, probation services and youth offending services.

Assessment

Assessment methods are varied and include essays, critiques, written examinations, multiple choice tests, and oral and poster presentations. You’ll also be required to complete a dissertation of around 18,000 words on an individual piece of research on a topic you agree with your supervisor and which may be work-related.

Careers

Upon successful completion of this Masters degree you could pursue a career in the criminal justice system, such as the police, courts, prison, probation services and youth offending services.

Graduates can also progress to a PhD or research degree.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,100per year

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

University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    116 67%

    49th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    73rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    27th

    20

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