Middlesex University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Criminology, Youth and Criminal Justice (Taught)

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Course summary

Overview The MA Applied Criminology, Youth and Criminal Justice degree is designed for people working or seeking to work in the area of crime and criminal justice. It offers a detailed understanding of contemporary issues facing professionals and managers in the criminal justice system and of the changing roles and responsibilities of the agencies and practitioners which make up that system. Why study MA Applied Criminology, Youth and Criminal Justice at Middlesex University? Delivered by leading researchers and drawing on the expertise of those currently working in the field, this degree provides both traditional academic provision in the form of lectures, seminars and tutorials and the opportunity to undertake up to a third of the course via work-based learning (for those already working in appropriate contexts) or an internship with an agency such as a Youth Offending Team, a Drug and Alcohol Support Service or a Community Safety Partnership. The core elements of the programme are delivered on one evening per week so as to allow for those in work to attend. The remainder of the programme is made up by either studying optional modules available during the daytime or (in the case of one module) via distance learning or by a combination of a long or short dissertation and/or the long or short work-based learning or internship modules. This flexibility, both in the choice of content as well as in the mode of delivery/learning, allows students to tailor the course as much as possible to their own needs. This includes the option to study the programme over one year full-time or two years part-time.


Modules Contemporary Theory in Criminology   (15 Credits)- Compulsory Contemporary Issues in Youth Crime and Youth Justice (15 Credits) - Compulsory Criminal Justice, Courts, and Prisons (15 Credits) - Compulsory Research Strategies in Social Sciences (15 Credits) - Compulsory Probation, Resettlement and Community Based Interventions (15 Credits) - Compulsory Optional modules: Race and Social Justice (15 Credits) - Optional Gender, Crime and Justice (15 Credits) - Optional Drugs and Crime (15 Credits) - Optional Heath, Crime and Punishment (15 Credits) - Optional Policing and Investigative Psychology (15 Credits) - Optional Psychological Interventions and Approaches to Offending (15 Credits) - Optional Cybercultures and Crime (15 Credits) - Optional You must choose one of the following two modules: Dissertation (60 Credits) Work Based Learning (60 Credits)

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above in an appropriate subject, or an equivalent qualification. Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/applied-criminology-youth-and-criminal-justice We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in Listening & writing
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £64 Credit
EU £112 Credit
England £64 Credit
Northern Ireland £64 Credit
Scotland £64 Credit
Wales £64 Credit
International £112 Credit

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/applied-criminology-youth-and-criminal-justice
Applied Criminology, Youth and Criminal Justice at Middlesex University - UCAS