The fascinating discipline of Criminology addresses crime, criminal harms and justice and their impact on people at local, national and global levels. Taught by experts whose wide-ranging research provides expert insight into criminal justice issues at national and international levels, our MA covers the latest criminological theories, trends and developments in crime, criminal justice, and governance. You’ll be prepared for careers in law enforcement, planning, policy, social work, charity, advocacy and more. Should you wish to undertake PhD study or focus on research, we offer a research methods intensive pathway designed to meet UK government postgraduate funding criteria. Why choose this course?
- Keele is ranked among the top 300 universities in the world for Criminology (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022)
- High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and research-led teaching drawing on experiences with government, third sector, police, prison, probation and youth justice services
- Flexible block teaching delivery allows you to study, continuing to work full-time or balance any other personal or professional commitments
- An approved route for PhD study, the research methods pathway responds to growing demand for research and evaluation across public, private and third sector
- Opportunities to hear from guest lecturers, when possible, previously from the police, offender housing, community safety, and those working with victims of domestic or sexual violence
For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.
Applicants should have an honours degree at 2:2 class or higher (or international equivalent) in one of the humanities or social sciences subjects (e.g. law, criminal justice, criminology, sociology, history, political science). However, applicants with other qualifications and appropriate experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students for whom English is a second language will need English language proficiency of at least 6.5 in IELTS test scores (or equivalent).
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