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 criminalisation 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.
Duration: Part-time 2 years (maximum of 5)
Study mode: Online learning
Financing: Scholarships Available
|Postgraduate Certificate Level|
|Critical Criminology and the State: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives||LJMU-7515CSPUC|
|Conceptualising Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Policy||LJMU-7512CSPUC|
|Postgraduate Diploma Level|
|Advanced Research Methods for Social Science||LJMU-7510CSPUC|
|Globalisation and Comparative Social Policy: Crime, Harm and (in)justice||LJMU-7511CSPUC|
|Postgraduate Award Level|
The entry requirements for admission are:
Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.
* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study.