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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. This course is moving into one of our new buildings at City campus. Teaching will mainly be delivered at our Collegiate campus until December 2024 while we get our new facilities ready. From January 2025 you will study in brand new facilities at City campus. Course summary

  • Approach criminology from an academic and professional perspective.
  • Engage with the criminal justice profession at home and abroad.
  • Choose between a traditional dissertation or workplace consultancy in your third semester — preparing for employment or doctoral study.
  • Study in the prestigious Helena Kennedy Centre of International Justice.
  • Draw on contemporary and future developments in criminal justice.
On this rewarding, varied course, you’ll develop advanced knowledge and understanding of criminology. You’ll study in the internationally-recognised Helena Kennedy centre, and gain useful contacts through study opportunities in the UK and internationally. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a range of exciting positions, and possess excellent transferable skills. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course provides a supportive learning environment, which balances subject knowledge, intellectual skills and employability training. You’ll apply your skills through real-world experiences and active engagement with academics, volunteers and criminal justice practitioners. You’ll also have the opportunity to challenge, be challenged and collaborate in an academically stimulating environment. You’ll tackle subjects including criminal justice leadership and reform, research methods and global threats. You'll gain a high-level knowledge and understanding of criminology, and a range of key transferrable persona, professional and practical skills. You learn through
  • lectures
  • workshops on campus
  • online support through the University's virtual learning environment
  • teaching input from industry experts
  • virtual lectures
  • peer support
  • reflection
  • guided reading
  • student presentations
  • individual student reflection on learning
**Applied learning Work placements** The course will offer a variety of work-based experiences that include live case studies, research collaborations with criminal justice partners, placements and study abroad opportunities. Live projects We have a good relationship with local criminal justice stakeholders in Sheffield and the surrounding region, as well as nationally and internationally. These professional links enable us to provide you with opportunities to undertake a range of live research projects. Networking opportunities We have a good relationship with local criminal justice stakeholders who support learning and knowledge generation in the region, as well as nationally and internationally, through our professional networks. You’ll have the opportunity to network with professionals through seminars, internal and external speaker programmes and guest lectures. Competitions You will be offered the opportunity to engage with a range of award-based competitions such as The Hallam Award.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules - Criminal Justice Leadership And Reform Critical Inquiry In Criminology And Criminal Justice Dissertation Global Threats And Penal Policy Elective modules - Leadership, Innovation And Change Within Criminal Justice Social Research Methods

Assessment method

Coursework Practical


Entry requirements

Typically a degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or international equivalent or at least three years relevant professional experience. Applicants with a degree of less than a 2:2 (or equivalent) classification may be required to attend interview as part of the application process and make a commitment to engaging with study skills support as necessary as advised by the module team. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 or equivalent we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 or equivalent we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Criminology/MSc-Criminology-and-Criminal-Justice-Practice/Full-time/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Practice at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS