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MSc in Criminal Justice Policy

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Programme Code: TMCJP

Department: Social Policy

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take one compulsory course, optional courses to the value of two full units and a dissertation.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

SA403 Criminal Justice Policy (1.0)

Papers 2 & 3

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:


LL4CL Explaining Punishment: Philosophy, Political Economy, Sociology (0.5)


LL4K7 Mental Health Law: The Criminal Context (0.5)


SA429 Understanding Social (Dis)advantage (0.5)


SA488 Social Policy Goals and Issues (0.5)  (withdrawn 2018/19)


SA4B8 Ethnicity, Race and Social Policy (0.5)


SA4C9 Social Policy - Organisation and Innovation (0.5)  (withdrawn 2018/19)


SA4G8 Social Movements, Activism, and Social Policy (0.5)


SA4K5 Issues in Contemporary Policing (0.5) #  (not available 2018/19)


SA4L6 Illegal Drugs and Their Control: Theory, Policy and Practice (0.5) #


SA4L7 Policing, Security and Globalisation (0.5) #


SA4L8 Punishment and Penal Policy (Masters) (0.5) #


SA4N8 Riots, Disorder and Urban Violence (0.5) #


SO473 Crime, Control and the City (0.5)


If less than 2.0 units of courses are taken from the list above, then students must select the remaining courses from the following:


LL4AR International Criminal Law: Core Crimes and Concepts (0.5)


LL4AS International Criminal Law: Prosecution and Practice (0.5)


LL4BK Corporate Crime (0.5)


LL4BL Financial Crime (0.5)


LL4CA Law and Social Theory (0.5)  (not available 2018/19)


LL4CE Security and Criminal Law (0.5) # A


SA4N8 Riots, Disorder and Urban Violence (0.5) #


A course from another programme (with the permission of your tutor, the MSc Programme Director and the Course Tutor).

Paper 4

SA465 Criminal Justice Policy - Long Essay (1.0)


A : You must have a Law Degree as a prerequisite for taking LL4CE.

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

It is not always possible to offer students a place on each of their preferred courses. This is particularly the case where courses are offered outside the Department of Social Policy (i.e. not prefixed with 'SA').

Note for prospective students:

For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.