Course Description

Crime & Justice

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 in an increasingly global world. You will consider the significance of power, social structure, and economic and social inequalities in understanding crime, processes of criminalisation, and ideas about justice.

The qualification will enhance your ability to construct clear, logical and theoretically informed arguments about problems of criminological interest. The skills you will develop include the ability to think differently about problems of crime, social harm and the delivery of justice. You will also hone your skills in identifying, assessing and authoritatively debating and presenting arguments and evidence.

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 accredited by The British Psychological Society.

CollegeOpen University in Ireland, The
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryCriminology, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Course Duration2 - 10 years
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsYou must hold a UK honours degree 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.
Phone(01) 678 5399
Course CodeF75
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