MA Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bangor University

Program Description

MA Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bangor University

The course was one of the first to take an internationally comparative perspective across a broad range of criminology and criminal justice issues. It is designed to meet the needs of three groups of potential students: those requiring a thorough research training specialising in criminology and criminal justice; those who are interested in pursuing criminology and criminal justice to an advanced level; and practitioners in the criminal justice field who wish to expand their horizons from national to international levels. The programme components consist of a generic research module (The Research Process) for training in qualitative and quantitative research methods in the Social Sciences, specialised training in Applied Research Criminology and a module on international case studies in Criminology, which allows students to incorporate their particular research interests and areas of enquiry in comparative criminological and criminal justice research. The MA includes a 20,000 word dissertation.

Duration

Full Time Study

In full-time mode, the course normally lasts for a period of twelve months. Taught courses are undertaken September – May, and the dissertation completed from May to September.

Part Time Study

In part-time mode, the course normally lasts for a period of two and a half years. Taught courses are undertaken from September to May over a period of two years, and on successful completion of the 120 credits of taught courses, the dissertation may be undertaken. Lectures are concentrated on one day per week for part-time students.

Careers

The course prepares for a wide range of employment including:

  • Law-enforcement agencies: the police, customs, the prison service
  • Public administration: including crime prevention units, offender management, general administration, international institutions
  • Political associations, work for members of parliaments, for lobby groups related to the criminal justice system and to issues of social justice broadly conceived
  • Research institutes, researching criminological and sociological issues
  • Academic institutions such as universities

Entry Requirements

A single or joint honours degree of at least 2(ii) classification in Criminology, Sociology, Law, Political Science, Social Studies, Social Policy, or a related academic discipline.

Applications from candidates who have relevant professional experience in lieu of a bachelor degree will also be considered. All applicants in this category will be invited for interview.

IELTS and Internet-based TOEFL test scores of no less than 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) and 75 respectively, are required.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Aug., 2016
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12 - 30 months
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United Kingdom Bangor, Wales
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