Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology (MA)

Swansea University

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About Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology at Swansea University

The MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology offers students:

  • An in-depth understanding of criminological theories of crime and the operation of the criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of international developments in criminological and criminal justice research
  • An opportunity to study the impact of social, political and economic factors on crime and criminal justice policy 
  • Enhanced employability for a career in criminal justice, academia, or research

Course Overview

Our MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology will help you become a specialist - applying criminological knowledge to the workings of the Criminal Justice System.

Learn about crime, the criminal justice system and cutting edge themes in criminological debates from leading experts in the field and choose from an exciting range of contemporary modules.

Whether you are a practitioner working in the criminal justice system, a researcher wishing to gain a firm foundation for a research degree in an ESRC recognised Doctoral Training Centre, or an undergraduate aspiring to a career in criminal justice, our Masters-level degree in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology is for you!

Taught over one year full-time or three years part-time, you'll gain a range of skills in a supportive environment. 

The small lecture groups offer you the chance to voice your opinion and share ideas and will often feature guest speakers in the form of senior criminal justice practitioners, managers, and policy makers.   

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MA Full-time £6,000 £13,450 MA Part-time £3,000 £6,750 MA Part-time £2,000 £4,500

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

You will need to hold either first or upper second class honours in a first degree, or have a minimum of two years relevant and responsible experience.

However, applicants who have a lower second class degree may also be considered and should contact the Programme Director Dr Anthony Charles for more information.

Applicants without a degree will need to show that they are capable of academic work at Master's level. Applicants whose first language is neither English nor Welsh are required to provide evidence of English proficiency. The programme requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 and we will only consider a score below this in very exceptional circumstances.

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