Applied Criminology at University of Worcester - UCAS

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What makes the MA Criminology programme at Worcester special? Criminology is a thriving subject at the University of Worcester, with academics drawing from a range of disciplines including Sociology, Law and Psychology. You will be joining a welcoming community of peers and colleagues who will support and encourage you to succeed in your endeavours. The MA in Applied Criminology dynamically integrates theory and practice embracing both learning in the classroom and in placement settings. The course encompasses a range of service user groups, carers, practitioners, and managers from across the criminal justice arena in the learning experience. This course will provide you with opportunities to develop your specialist interests with the variety of assessments, unique work placements and the opportunity to conduct an extended research project on a relevant topic that you are passionate about. This course has been designed for those who are ready to apply their current knowledge to a practical field, and to increase their knowledge and skills further so they can take the next step in their career. This course is also desirable for those who currently work in the criminal justice sector who would like to gain an MA in their field. Key features

  • Develop the intellectual, critical, and analytical skills needed for understanding and applying criminological theories and concepts in practice.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the interactions between criminology and criminal justice, and the impact of public policy in certain areas, via different lenses and perspectives
  • An innovative course taught by experts from criminological, legal, and psychological backgrounds with real-world experience in both research and practice
  • Benefit from research-informed teaching, as well as strong links to wider criminal justice professions through your placement.
  • Strong relationships with organisations in the criminal justice system which offers you the opportunity to gain experience in the field of the criminal justice sector.
  • Your placement is designed to enhance your professional and personal skills, supporting you to apply what you have learned to gain hands on experience with some of our most vulnerable and hard to reach populations in society.
  • You will need to secure your place on a placement before the start of the course; we can support this with our strong links with local organisations.


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Applied Criminology at University of Worcester - UCAS