**Why study this course?**
Our Crime, Violence and Prevention MSc degree will appeal to practitioners and students interested in a range of professions including policing, probation, prison service work, social work and many new areas in third and private sector security, and outsourced support for offenders, vulnerable adults and young people. Whether your interests lie in domestic violence, terrorism, dangerous offenders or child protection, you'll explore applied and theoretical critical approaches to public protection and other aspects of risk that will transform your professional practice and enhance your employability.
**More about this course**
The master's course encourages you to look critically at public protection, a key practitioner concept for professionals working in socially responsible professions. There is a special emphasis on gaining a sound grasp of the relevant academic literature, including substantial use of key scholarly journals in the field of criminology and criminal justice. There is also a focus on how theory relates to and enhances good practice.
Those already engaged in a related occupation will benefit from the course as it provides the academic context to understand and evaluate the complexity of, and reciprocity between, varied agencies, departments and policies related to crime, criminology and criminal justice.
Modules draw on the research expertise of staff and you'll be able to build networks with students and staff on the course and via the London Practitioner Forum to enable and assist further research.
Including critical approaches to the understanding of risk within hard'to'reach groups and incorporating issues of diversity, the programme draws upon the University's established Criminology MSc degree and utilises the existing module provision. There are opportunities to specialise in areas of your interest when choosing the two optional designates. Modules range from Terrorism/Counter Terrorism, Domestic Violence, Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, Psychology and Crime and other more specialist research modules.
**What our students say**
"I am very satisfied with the content of teaching and the enthusiasm of the lecturers. There is always support when needed and I feel the course has been an interesting one."
This course consists of five core modules:
Understanding Public Protection and Risk
Crime Control and Community Safety
Criminological Research Methods
Crime and Offender Patterns
Criminological Dissertation on a topic of student's choice.
There are opportunities to specialise in areas of your interest when choosing the two optional modules. These modules include Terrorism/Counter Terrorism, Domestic Violence, Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, Psychology and Crime and other more specialist research modules.
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- You will be required to have a relevant undergraduate degree in criminology, social or behavioural sciences, specific experience related to crime and the criminal justice system (CJS) such as police or probation work, and relevant professional qualifications. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.