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Policing and Criminal Justice

About the Course

Level:
MA

Duration:

One year full-time
Two years part-time
Three years part-time

Why Policing and Criminal Justice?

Our programme will allow you to:

Gain a greater understanding of the complex nature of policing and its relationship with the criminal justice
The programme is designed to give you an integrated knowledge of policing and criminal justice, exploring both the theoretical foundations of policing and criminal justice and the application of this knowledge to contemporary issues of crime, social control and justice.

Develop skills of research and analysis
A key focus of the programme is to enable you to undertake research in the area of policing and criminal justice. One module is dedicated to research methodology, and includes a number of case studies of ‘real life’ research undertaken by academic staff in the Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies.

Experience postgraduate study in a stimulating and supportive environment
Our programme is underpinned by high quality tutorial support provided by the University’s academic staff.
 

What will I study?

You will study six taught modules and will need to submit one 18,000 word dissertation which gives you the opportunity to explore an area of your choice either through library-based study or empirical research.

Examples of modules include:

  • European Policing
  • Criminal Justice: Themes and Issues
  • Policing and Community Safety
  • Criminal Investigation, concepts and Principles
  • Punishment and Penology
  • Research Design, Procedure and Analysis

What are the entry requirements?

The minimum academic requirement is a 2:2 degree in an appropriate discipline such as police studies, criminology, social sciences or law; degrees in other disciplines may also be considered appropriate.

What are the tuition fees?

The fees for 2012-13 are:

  • 4895 (full-time)
  • 2585 (per year for two years part-time)
  • 1745 (per year for three years part-time)

Further information

For further programme details and to apply please email sofia.graca@canterbury.ac.uk

Applications are accepted up until the end of July.

Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies