Crime, Justice and Psychology MSc

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Crime, Justice and Psychology MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 7,835 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 16,100

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Leicester’s Crime Justice and Psychology MSc is a great way to gain a deep understanding of the way mental disorders affect crime and the law, and vice versa.

    You’ll explore the way crime affects disorder treatment and the way mental illness affects crime investigation and offender rehabilitation. You’ll study crime and the consequences of crime, both on the theoretical and practical levels. You’ll explore the psychology of different types of criminal offenders, and enhance your ability to understand and use evidence of different psychological states.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This MSc course is delivered over a single year, in three terms. It will culminate in you delivering your dissertation.

    Core Modules:

    • Criminological Research Methods

    This is a double module focused on giving you the research skills you’ll need to make the most of your degree in either a professional or academic context.

    • Forensic and Legal Psychology

    This module links Psychology directly to the issues of legal professionals, forensic scientists and others operating in similar spaces. It will include both theoretical and practical skills.

    • Mental Disorder and Crime

    This module looks at the comorbidity of criminal behaviour and mental illness. Special attention will be paid to both the higher incidence of certain criminal behaviours among those suffering mental disorders and the causal effect crime can have on mental health.

    • Theorising Crime and Deviance

    This module explores the latest thinking that links crime and deviant behavioural traits, and equips you to look critically at the science of the matter.

    In addition, you’ll select two modules form the following list of electives:

    • Victimology
    • Surveillance and Society
    • Responding to Terrorism
    • Regulation of Sex Work
    • Power, Crime and Criminal Justice
    • Hate, Extremism and ‘Everyday’ Prejudice
    • Forensic Science and Criminal Justice
    • Domestic and Sexual Violence
    • Criminal Justice Professions: Policy and Practice
    • Crime Prevention and Community Safety
    • Comparative Policing

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Leicester’s Crime, Justice and Psychology MSc program relies on both large lectures and a series of smaller, much more interactive seminars were students can discuss concepts both with academic staff and among themselves. There will be a great deal of marked casework, but assessment will also include essays, research exercises and written pieces.

    Career Possiblities

    This MSc program is closely tied to the university’s commitment to improving the employability of its graduates. Many students take this course while still in work in order to secure promotion or to give them access to an entirely different career. Others come to the program directly out of undergraduate degrees with a particular career path in mind.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    Leicester’s MSc program in Crime, Justice and Psychology typically requires applicants to have achieved a first or second class honours degree at the undergraduate level, or the international equivalent.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or better overall.

    International students must also have academic accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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