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Rank: 200 (TCUG)

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Website: https://www.open.ac.uk

Study mode distance learning

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/02/01

Duration: 24 months


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Description

This masters degree explores new perspectives and ways of thinking about crime, harm and justice. It is concerned with examining problematic areas of social life, transgression, ‘crime’, social harm and justice. You will consider the significance of power, social structure, and economic and social inequalities in understanding ‘crime’, and processes of criminalisation in local, transnational and global contexts. Studying this qualification will enhance your ability to think differently about problems of crime, social harm and the delivery of justice. Key features of the course

  • Develops your expertise and authoritative command of topics and problems related to the investigation, exploration and contested terrain of crime, and social harm
  • Extends skills and insights concerned with the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security, safety and social justice
  • Ideal preparation for work where analytical, nuanced and careful decision making is required, and where independence and initiative are valued.
Please note that this masters degree is not suitable for those who wish to go on to PhD level study.

Requirements

Entry requirements

You must hold a UK honours degree (2:2 at least) or equivalent to be accepted for the MA in Crime and Justice. Your first degree need not be in criminology, but you must have the skills expected of a social sciences graduate. All students will begin with the postgraduate module, Principles of social and psychological inquiry (DD801). This module will help equip you with the requisite skills needed to undertake postgraduate-level study, but it does not offer remedial training for those who have an unsuitable bachelors degree or inadequate experience. You must be able to: write accurately, clearly and concisely read large quantities of text quickly, accurately and critically classify evidence precisely and assess its value and reliability argue logically and consistently select and interpret evidence to support a logical argument. Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 6.5 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see their website for details. If you’re not sure whether your English skills are good enough, there is some help and guidance at our Skills for OU Study website. This qualification has a required study order, so there is only one pathway. This provides you with the opportunity to study with a cohort of peers throughout, while modules and assessment build on one another systematically.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum score of 5.5 in each)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The Open University in Northern Ireland.

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