MA Criminology: full time 1 year, part time 2 years / MA Criminology (with Professional Placement): full time 2 years, part time 3 years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Sept 2019 only
Subject to approval
UCLan’s MA Criminology programme offers you a flexible approach to developing your skills and knowledge to enhance your employability in this fascinating and growing area of study. Our course covers a wide range of current issues that are the subject of public and policy concern, both in the domestic UK system or globally. This will allow you develop postgraduate-level analytical and reflective skills and bolster your previous experiences through our comprehensive syllabus.
There are opportunities to choose from a range of specialised option modules that allow you to customise your learning to your own interests and career aspirations. The modules we offer are informed by cutting-edge research conducted by members of staff who possess expert knowledge of Criminology and Criminal Justice. There will also be an opportunity to gain a stand-alone qualification in the exciting and highly sought-after skill of mediation.
We also offer the opportunity to complete a work placement as an additional year of the programme. This placement can provide a learning experience that develops on your academic ability and newly developed skills and knowledge from the first year of the programme. This allows you to enhance your employability and career aspiration through first-hand experience in the field.
Classes, consisting of small group seminars, are delivered on one day per week (daytime classes), so study can be combined with work or other commitments.
A Bachelor’s degree with Honours at lower second class or above (in any discipline) or a professional qualification/experience in criminal justice deemed to be degree equivalent.
Choice of options from the below:
Students on the MA Criminology (with Professional Placement) programme will complete this placement in their second year.
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Please note that this course is subject to review/validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
Full-time: £6,900 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £3,350 per year paid over the 2 years of taught classes (UK/EU)
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
Students on the MA Criminology/ MA Criminology (with Professional Placement) programme will have the opportunity to complete a mediation module which will lead to accreditation by the Civil Mediation Council (CMC).
The programme will be delivered through classroom sessions, forming small group seminars with intimate learning conditions to maximise interaction between students and staff. Assessments will be conducted through a variety of written and oral assessments.
A range of our experienced academics will be involved in delivering the programme, each of whom possess unique links and research experience that informs your learning:
The Professional Placement programme offers the opportunity to work in the UK or overseas to develop practical knowledge and skills.
Graduates from this programme may go on to professional roles in prisons, probationary services, youth justice, policing, NGOs and voluntary sector organisations, or Woman’s Aid.
Graduates from this programme may also be interested into progressing onto study for a PhD in Criminology.