University of South Wales

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Working with Adult and Young People who Offend (Taught)

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Course summary

Ideal for practitioners, managers and policy makers, the MSc Working with Adult and Young People who Offend course 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 MSc Working with Adult and Young People who Offend, you could pursue a career in the criminal justice system, such as the police, courts, prison, probation services and youth offending services.

Modules

You’ll be encouraged to explore the criminal justice system in detail covering theories of crime, rehabilitation, retribution, deterrence, desistance and restorative justice. You’ll gain an insight into how different civil services (including prison and probation) work with offenders whilst also gaining a better understanding of the work carried out in the third and private sectors. Guided independent study, a module in research methods, and a dissertation will also form part of your studies. You will also study a further option module available from a choice of topics including drug interventions, managing and leading interdisciplinary teams, supervision and support skills, ethics, reflection and safeguarding, restorative and approaches.

Assessment method

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 20,000 words on an individual piece of research, which may be work-related.


Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a social science, or related discipline. Applicants with established professional experience will be considered on an individual basis via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) mechanism (University regulations will apply). The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Some courses incur costs as part of your learning - these are in addition to the course fees and students are often responsible for these costs. We would urge you to visit the relevant course pages on our website (http://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/msc-working-with-adult-and-young-offenders/). These pages have information on fees and funding, and additional costs where relevant.
Working with Adult and Young People who Offend at University of South Wales - UCAS