Liverpool John Moores University

Master of Arts in Criminology and Social Policy*

Educational aims of the programme:


To enable students to develop an advanced understanding of cutting-edge developments in the fields of criminology and social policy, with a particular focus upon their intersection through the processes of criminalization and the workings of institutions of (in)justice.

To enable students to develop a critical awareness of the theoretical and empirical relationships between power and social divisions as they relate to the fields of criminology and social policy.

To help students develop a critical understanding of the social, political and historical processes that affect the ways in which crimes and harms are perpetrated and responded to locally, nationally and internationally.

To prepare students to develop critical discussion and analysis of complex concepts and to work independently and with some originality.

To present students with the opportunity to engage in a sustained piece of in-depth research work which demonstrates an advanced understanding and application of methodology, method and analysis.


To enhance the critical, analytic, research and employability skills of students working within or aspiring to work within Criminology and Social Policy related professions.

 

 

* Subject to validation

Pathway:

Course Code Course Title Credits
Foundation Courses
LJMU-IND-M-100 Induction Module 0.00
Postgraduate Certificate Level
LJMU-7105CSP Critical Criminology and the State: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 30.00
LJMU-7102CSP Conceptualising Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Policy 30.00
Postgraduate Diploma Level
LJMU-7100CSP Advanced Research Methods for Social Science 30.00
LJMU-7101CSP Globalisation and Comparative Social Policy: Crime, Harm and (in)justice 30.00
Postgraduate Award Level
LJMU-7107CSP Dissertation Project 60.00

Entry Requirements:

The entry requirements for admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honours degree with minimum 2.2 classification or recognized international equivalent. Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered in exceptional cases.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent qualification.  Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to take the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining how the programme of study will benefit the student’s career progression.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study.

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