Crime, Law and Society MA
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UK/EU students (per annum): £6,300
International students (per annum): £13,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,150
International students (per annum): £6,500
Degree awarded: MA
Duration: 12 months full time, 24 months part time
Entry requirements: A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, is required for the MA.
Course fees: For entry in the academic year beginning September 2013, the tuition fees are as follows:
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Number of places/applicants:
There is no limit on the number of places available.
Related website: www.law.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department: School of Law
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 306 1270.
How to apply:
The deadline to apply is the 15 th of August 2013 . However, we strongly advise that you apply as soon as possible in order to be guaranteed a place on the course.
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The MA in Crime, law and Society is an innovative, interdisciplinary programme focusing on current trends and historical debates surrounding key issues of crime causation, crime control and regulation. This programme is particularly targeted to students who are looking to develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice. The degree is aimed at recent graduates looking to improve their academic credentials, as well as practitioners and professionals in the criminal justice field who want to update and broaden their knowledge in this area. Compulsory and optional courses allow students to engage with a diverse range of issues within contemporary criminological and criminal justice debates and the methods used to research them.
A prior degree in criminology is not essential but previous study of a social science discipline would be an advantage.
The programme is taught by an interdisciplinary team of experts from sociological, legal and psychological backgrounds using a variety of delivery methods: lectures, workshops, student-led presentations and debate, group work and individual research.
Course unit details
You will complete five core course units and three optional course units throughout the year and produce a dissertation over the summer period. Our range of courses enable a breadth of criminological enquiry while the dissertation allows in-depth study in an area of interest under the supervision of a member of academic staff.
Core course units:
- Criminal Justice Research and Policy
- Advanced Theoretical Criminology
- Measures and Correlates of Crime
- Comparative Studies in Crime and Criminal Justice
- Researching Social Issues: an Introduction.
These core course units amount to a total of 75 credits.
Optional course units: A further 45 credits are selected from a list of optional course units. Course units available in any given year will not be confirmed until June preceding the start of the academic year. They are as follows: Risk & Society: Law and Social Theory; Organising Crime ; Offender Management and Community Re-integration; Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis; Democratic Transformations and the Law; Evaluating Criminal Justice Policy and Practice; and Qualitative Research Methods (among other Criminological/Socio-Legal optional course units).
Dissertation: 12,000 to 15,000 words.
Further details of options and course units available can be found on The School of Law website .
Scholarships and bursaries
Graduates of the Manchester School of Law who will be self-funding their postgraduate study will be eligible for the School's Alumni Bursary Scheme, whereby students receive a Loyalty discount on their annual tuition fees when they register for the programme.
One bursary of £2,000 and one bursary of £1000 will be offered to overseas and Home/EU applicants respectively. The successful candidates will be prospective students of one of our postgraduate criminology courses and will receive the bursary in a form of reduction of his/her tuition fees. For more details please click here.
Full entry requirements
Academic entry qualification overview: A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, is required for the MA.
Students whose first language is not English are required to hold IELTS 7.0 with a minimum writing score of 7, or an equivalent score in the IBT- TOEFL, PEARSON, or Cambridge CAE.
It is also recommended that applicants with 6.5 in IELTS attend pre-sessional English language courses at the University. Depending on your score in the writing component, we will offer you a place on a 20 weeks, 10 weeks or 5 weeks course. Booking deadlines apply.
Other international entry requirements:
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.
Professional entry qualification: Professional qualifications are taken into account.
The School of Law does not accept transfer students.
Progression and assessment
You will be assessed via written coursework (67% of the final mark) and a dissertation of 15,000 words (33% of the final mark).
The assessment method of each individual course unit is listed in the course unit description on The School of Law website.
The degree is designed to appeal to recent graduates looking to work for local/central government, the criminal justice agencies e.g. as a criminal intelligence analyst within the police; probation, voluntary sector and NGO's, pressure groups and think-tanks -such as The Howard League Reform Trust, as well as for a private sector.
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