Criminal Justice (Distance Learning) (MSc)

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
distance

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Criminal Justice (Distance Learning) at University of Portsmouth

Overview

If you're interested in criminal justice – government policy, the penal process or the response of criminal justice systems to offending – then this MSc Criminal Justice Master’s degree is for you.

On this course, you'll focus on disadvantaged communities and groups, and their treatment by and within the criminal justice system. You’ll debate key issues such as policing, sentencing and types of punishment.

You can study the course full or part-time, on campus or through distance learning.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn from an experienced team of criminal justice specialists in our Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Benefit from our local, national and international links with the criminal justice sector
  • Customise your degree to meet your career goals
  • Draw on the expertise and facilities in our Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Hear from guest speakers who are professionals in the criminal justice field
  • Learn through our supported distance learning programme, which gives you the flexibility to fit your studies in around other commitments
  • Have 24/7 access to the extensive facilities in our university library, including books, ejournals and newspaper

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you complete this course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the heritage, teaching, or other related industries.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • individual and group projects
  • online materials

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • essays
  • case study
  • literature review
  • research proposal
  • dissertation or major project

Careers and opportunities

What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree?

On this course you'll learn skills that apply to several career choices in areas such as:

  • Policing (as an officer or civilian staff)
  • Crime analysis
  • Probation
  • The courts and prison service
  • Local authorities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Military
  • Civil Service
  • Academia and research
  • Charities
  • Private industry

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyDistanceHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, applicants with strong and relevant work experience will be considered. 

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0. 

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