MA-PGDip-PGCert Community and Criminal Justice

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  • Objectives
    The course will be of interest to professionals within the community justice sector, including Probation Officers, Youth Justice Workers, Workers in Drug and Alcohol Agencies, Crime Prevention Officers, Victims of Crime Support Workers, members of police and prison services and other related fields. The programme will enhance the opportunity for practitioners to develop and research specialist areas and to equip themselves for management or strategic management roles.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants will normally be expected to have significant current experience of either paid or voluntary work in a people-centred organisation from a relevant profession. While applicants should normally hold an appropriate Honours degree, applications will be welcomed from non-graduates who have relevant experience and qualifications and can demonstrate, through a portfolio of evidence, that they are able to study at advanced level.
  • Academic title
    MA/PGDip/PGCert Community and Criminal Justice
  • Course description

    This is a part-time distance learning, computer-mediated course with block teaching at the start of each module. The methods are founded on principles of participative learning, empowerment and anti-oppressive practice. They are designed to facilitate the learning of mature students with diverse experience and ability, for whom participative, individual and collective learning will be challenging. Students studying this programme can expect to study from a range of modules including:

    -Theory and Practice of Community and Criminal Justice

    -Anti-oppressive Practice

    -Health and Social Research Methods

    -Theoretical Perspectives on Offender Programmes

    -Theoretical Perspectives on Sexual Offending

    -Designing, Delivering and assessing learning

    -Diversity and Criminal Justice

    -Working with Victims

    -Public Protection, High Risk Offenders and Multi-agency Work

    -Management of Services and People


    There are no examinations. Continous assessment is by a variety of module -related assignments designed to integrate theory and practice. A 20,000 word dissertation completes the course.

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