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Course summary

Overview This degree is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of crime and criminal justice at national and international levels. It promotes a critical and comparative approach to crime and justice issues intended to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to deal with a range of traditional and non-traditional crime, justice and deviancy issues. The course looks at contemporary problems such as terrorism and the priorities of global policing, human rights and justice, environmental justice and transnational crime. The international and transnational dimension of crime is an integral part of the programme. Why study MA Criminology at Middlesex University? Criminology at Middlesex has a particularly strong international reputation. The Department was pioneering in an influential strand of criminology called 'left realism', and established one of the very first courses of its kind in the UK, which is still considered to be one of the leading postgraduate criminology courses. Our academic staff are involved in developing groundbreaking work, recently in areas such as sex offenders' use of the internet and online child safety (Dr Elena Martellozzo) and Environmental and Wildlife Crime (Dr Angus Nurse). Across the Department, our research incorporates crime, policing, community safety, green criminology, justice and victimisation, and broader fields of conflict, social movements, international conflicts, political violence and terrorism. This strength of research and academic innovation directly impacts our students and the teaching we provide. A highlight of the course is an opportunity to participate (virtually or face-to-face) in the Common Study in Critical Criminology sessions with postgraduate criminologists studying in universities across Europe and New York. Course highlights Study in a highly reputable criminology department with a long history in training the very best criminologists and justice professionals Learn from academic staff with excellent industry and non-governmental organisation links, who carry out innovative and pioneering research An international focus, including a module in Global Criminology and Policing The opportunity to participate in (virtual or face-to face) twice-yearly postgraduate student conferences hosted in Greece, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Hungary or the USA.

Modules

Core modules: Global Criminology and Policing (20 credits) - Compulsory Human Rights and Contemporary Justice (20 credits) - Compulsory Contemporary Theory and Research in Criminology (20 credits) - Compulsory Political Violence and Terrorism (20 credits) - Compulsory Choose two of the following modules - changes for students in 2020: Critical Issues in Criminal Justice (20 credits) - Optional Drugs and Crime (20 credits) - Optional Interpersonal Violence and Hate Crime (20 credits) - Optional Environmental Crime and Green Criminology (20 credits) - Optional Psychological Interventions and Responses to Offending (20 credits) - Optional Urban Social Justice (20 credits) - Optional Research Design and Ethics (20 credits) - Optional Quantitative Research (20 credits) - Optional Qualitative Research (20 credits) - Optional Integrated Work and Learning (20 credits) - Optional Research and Practice Skills (20 credits) - Optional Choose two of the following modules - typical course content: Critical Issues in Criminal Justice (20 credits) - Optional Drugs and Crime (20 credits) - Optional Interpersonal Violence and Hate Crime (20 credits) - Optional Community Safety and Public Protection (20 credits) - Optional Environmental Crime and Green Criminology (20 credits) - Optional Psychological Interventions and Responses to Offending (20 credits) - Optional Urban Social Justice (20 credits) - Optional Research Design and Ethics (20 credits) - Optional Quantitative Research (20 credits) - Optional Qualitative Research (20 credits) - Optional Youth Offending, Disorder and Gangs (20 credits) - Optional Integrated Work and Learning (20 credits) - Optional Research and Practice Skills (20 credits) - Optional Choose one of the following modules: Dissertation (60 credits) - Optional Work-Based Learning (Placement/Internship) Project (60 credits) - Optional


Entry requirements

2:2 (hons degree) or equivalent qualification


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, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £99* Credit
England £64* Credit
Northern Ireland £64* Credit
Scotland £64* Credit
Wales £64* Credit
Channel Islands £64* Credit
International £99* Credit

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Criminology at Middlesex University - UCAS