MSc Crime and Justice

The MSc Crime and Justice focuses on contested notions of ‘Crime’ and ‘Justice’. The overall aim of the MSc is to facilitate the development of a deeper knowledge and understanding of central issues and debates in the criminal justice arena and related areas. This course will allow students to examine in-depth criminological issues and to question and critically evaluate debates around notions of crime and justice both in philosophical and practice related ways, and from a variety of different perspectives.

The MSc Crime and Justice places emphasis on policy and practice in the contemporary UK, however, where possible students , ill be encouraged to draw on wider theoretical resources drawn from an international stage. Students will be encouraged to focus on research areas they are particularly interested in. Tuition draws upon the expertise of research staff in the University’s well established Centre for Criminology.

Please note: this course is subject to validation

What you will study

Stage One (Certificate)

Stage 1 (60 credits) is primarily aimed at developing core academic expertise at level 7 in the areas of criminology and criminal justice policy.

Crime and Criminal Justice Theory (core 40 credits)
The module provides fundamental underpinning knowledge of criminological theory and of the criminal justice system.

Critical Issues in Criminal Justice Policy (specified 20 credits)
This module (makes further links to relevant contemporary policy areas. The teaching strategy focuses on core skills and knowledge and is linked to an assignment strategy which makes explicit links...

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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2018