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MSc in Community Safety by Distance Learning - Distance

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  • Objectives
    To provide professional people with detailed knowledge and understanding of the key social theories and debates surrounding issues in community safety; to introduce research skills to evaluate the effectiveness of the community safety issues; to provide a thorough grounding in theory and practice; to enable students to engage in informed debate about major issues in community safety; to design, conduct and critically appraise research; to inform about recent developments in the field.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A first or second class honours degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification. Special consideration is given to applications from people with relevant work experience and knowledge.
  • Academic Title
    MSc in Community Safety
  • Course description
    Course modules
    Core:

    -Theories of Crime and Deviance
    -Issues in Community Safety
    -Research Methods
    -Dissertation

    Optional (three from the following):

    -Issues in Criminal Justice
    -Police Leadership in the 21st Century
    -Crime and Penal Policy
    -Policing Diversity
    -Leadership and Management
    -Crime, Order and Society
    -Policing and Crime Prevention

    Teaching and assessment methods
    Each course is based on continuous assessment, comprising a written assignment of 4,000 words for each module studied. Each module lasts 12 weeks, three weeks of which are for writing the assignment. Approximately five months are allowed to prepare and complete the dissertation.

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