Printer-friendly View Original View

MSc in Criminal Justice Policy

Page contents > Footnotes

Programme Code: TMCJP

Department: Social Policy

For students starting this programme of study in 2020/21

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

SP470 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)  (not available 2020/21)


SO473 Crime, Control and the City (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


SP403 Academic & Professional Skills Development (0.0)


SP413 Understanding Social (Dis)advantage (0.5)


SP414 Ethnicity, Race and Social Policy (0.5)


SP419 Social Movements, Activism, and Social Policy (0.5)


SP471 Issues in Contemporary Policing (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)


SP472 Illegal Drugs and Their Control: Theory, Policy and Practice (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)


SP473 Policing, Security and Globalisation (0.5) #


SP475 Riots, Disorder and Urban Violence (0.5) #


SP476 Punishment and Penal Policy (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)  (not available 2020/21)


LL4BK Corporate Crime (0.5)


LL4BL Financial Crime (0.5)


LL4CA Law and Social Theory (0.5)  (withdrawn 2020/21)


LL4CE Security and Criminal Law (0.5) # A  (not available 2020/21)


SP475 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

SP498 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 'SP').

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.