University of Cumbria

Degree level: Postgraduate

Criminology, Risk and Safeguarding (Taught)

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Course summary

If you are in a career that addresses crime-related harm, or you want to get into this important arena, our MSc in Criminology, Risk and Safeguarding could be an ideal option for you. COURSE OVERVIEW We will focus on safeguarding, digital victimisation, rehabilitation policy and practice, and risk and security management, among other areas. In addition to enhancing your theoretical command of criminology, you will develop advanced research skills, suitable for theoretical and practical application. As a result, you will be equipped to respond to a range of complex challenges faced by multi-agency professionals with a remit to safeguard communities. This programme is distinct in its comprehensive analysis of risk and safeguarding as criminological issues. This analytical approach is grounded in an acknowledgement of the correlation between the exploitation of children and adults at risk and subsequent offending behaviour. ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL...

  • Develop advanced knowledge and understanding of criminology, risk and safeguarding informed by current practice and research.
  • Identify appropriate methodologies for dealing with complex problems.
  • Examine the intersectionality of power in relation to criminal justice agencies and responses to crime, law and order.
  • Form a critical awareness of the history of ideas, cultural context, as well as social and political theories that inform and influence the practice of criminology.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN We offer a stimulating and challenging programme where you can develop specialist knowledge and critical understanding of issues relating to criminology, risk and safeguarding. Teaching and learning takes place through blended learning, with substantial online engagement to meet the needs of learners in a range of contexts. Year one All modules available as stand-alone CPDs.
  • Criminological Frameworks
  • Safeguarding, Risk and Vulnerability
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Global Dimensions of Crime
  • Digital Victimisation
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Dissertation / Practitioner Research
  • Rehabilitation Policy and Practice (optional)
  • Negotiated Learning (optional)

Course details

Assessment method

Modules use formative and summative assessment so you progress through a module in a structured and constructive way and build knowledge for practice coherently and logically. Formative assessments are designed so that feedback on your performance is provided before the submission of the final, summative assessment – though this does not contribute to the final module mark or the credit awarded. The wordage – or equivalent – for both formative and summative assessments is counted towards the whole module assessment wordage. Types and methods of assessment may include: Group seminars and presentations Essays Interpersonal skills analysis Examination Reflective essays Resource package Poster presentation Dissertation


Entry requirements

Applicants need an honours degree at 2:2 or above Students with other qualifications/and or relevant practitioner experience may be admitted to the course. Please contact the Enquiry Centre for further details.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6125 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6125 Year 1
Scotland £6125 Year 1
Wales £6125 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

There will be some additional costs associated with the course including stationery and textbooks of which are optional. Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Criminology, Risk and Safeguarding at University of Cumbria - UCAS