Dimensions of Crime (20 credits)
The aim of this module is to develop your critical appreciation of both the different forms that crime takes and the different approaches to analysing its causes and effects.
Criminal Justice: Themes and Issues (20 Credits)
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the contemporary criminal justice system and the associated themes, issues and dilemmas which impact on criminal justice policy.
Understanding Criminology (20 credits)
The module has two main aims; first, to explore the inter-disciplinary nature of criminology and its relationship to different research agendas. Second, it aims to investigate the increasingly complex political and ethical contexts within which such research occurs.
Research Design, Procedure and Analysis (20 credits)
The module aims to provide a critical and appreciative knowledge of the research methods used in the study of crime and the criminal justice system. It will provide you with an in-depth critical knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
Punishment and Penology (20 credits)
This module has two main aims; first, to introduce you to conflicting ideologies of punishment and, second, to allow you a critical appreciation of the persistent themes and issues associated with both imprisonment and community punishment.
Policing and Community Safety (20 credits)
This module will introduce you to contemporary issues in, and strategies of, policing drawing on practice, policy and theory.
Dissertation (60 credits)
The dissertation is the final component of the MA and builds upon themes and issues covered in the core module Research Design, Procedure and Analysis. It involves you undertaking a supervised research-based project, written up in the form of a dissertation, giving you the opportunity to pursue an area of specific interest to you.