Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This course offers students a detailed understanding of the agencies in the criminal justice system, their functions and responsibilities. Students study the social and political context of working with offenders, risk assessment, key criminological theories including cultures of punishment, the legal and organisational context of crime, mediation and reparation schemes, victims and victimology, community safety, mental health issues, the history and development of youth justice, the problem of youth and youth as a problem and drug misuse and drug'related crime.

Course Modules

Modules include: Applied criminology: theory and research; youth offending and disorder; community safety and public protection; dissertation in criminology; crime, conflict and control; drugs, crime and criminology; global criminology; criminal justice, courts and prisons; work'based learning or internship project.

Course Additional Entry

Candidates should have a good Honours degree (2.2 or above) or an equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject. Applicants with other qualifications and individuals with a minimum of 3 years' work experience are welcomed. Those without formal qualifications should demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants should have competence in English language and grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all 4 components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening and writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £43  Credit. First year home fees