MA Criminal Justice and Crime Control at University of Hull - UCAS

University of Hull

Degree level: Postgraduate

MA Criminal Justice and Crime Control (Taught)

Course options

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Course summary

Criminologists investigate the causes, consequences and reactions to crime – and this course gives you hands-on experience in real-world situations, designing, analysing and evaluating criminal justice and crime control strategies. With an interesting and varied curriculum, this programme has a very strong emphasis on applied knowledge and job market skills. You’ll learn by doing; bridging the gap between the classroom and the police station, the lecture theatre and the community centre, and between research and policy. This course is intended to create sophisticated criminological practitioners, able to navigate the realities of criminal justice and crime control, with superior experience, skills and knowledge of how to think, act and reflect criminologically. This MA has a strong emphasis on communication, research, problem-solving, teamwork, and policy analysis. These skills will be developed through classroom discussion and debate through practical engagement with external criminal justice and community safety organisations. You’ll be taught by a team of expert criminologists from a variety of specialist backgrounds, including: law, sociology, psychology, history, and politics.


Core Modules: All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Global Issues in Criminal Justice and Crime Control Doing Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice Optional Modules - Trimester 1: Contemporary Slavery Studies Competing and Comparative Justice: Values and Ethics in the Criminal Justice Process Contemporary Crime: Theories & Practice Policing, Security and Intelligence Communication and Engagement with Diverse Communities Trimester 2: Critical Victimology and Contemporary Slavery Competing and Comparative Justice: Values and Ethics in the Criminal Justice Process Hacking for the Police Gender, Sexualities and Crime Global Detention: Custody, Imprisonment and Human Rights Incarceration Culture in Context: Research Methods and Theory in Interdisciplinary Studies Compulsory - Dissertation

Assessment method

Classes will be interactive, discursive, and task-based. There will be few traditional ‘lectures’, but plenty of workshops where you’ll be involved in planning, preparing and leading. With support from staff, you’ll have the freedom to shape the course of your learning and focus on your personal interests and career ambitions. The course is flexible, teaching is blended between weekly two hour workshops interspersed with preparation and online support. Assessment is task-based and varied, and will include: Written essays, oral presentations, events organisation, engagement projects, research projects and problem-solving exercises. You’ll be provided with a high level of support throughout your studies, and academic support tutors work with small groups to provide support and advice.

How to apply

International applicants

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Entry requirements

The programme is open to applicants with at least 2:2 Bachelor Honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline. Practitioners with relevant and extensive work experience in the criminal justice, crime control and security sectors are encouraged to apply even if they have not been to university previously. Evidence of vocational qualifications, training, written reports and letters of endorsement from line managers submitted in support of an application are encouraged. In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS: 6.5 overall, 5.5 in each skill

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications accepted by the University of Hull

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £10500 Whole course
England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
Channel Islands £10500 Whole course
EU £14000 Whole course
International £14000 Whole course

Additional fee information

All fees are subject to change
MA Criminal Justice and Crime Control at University of Hull - UCAS