MA Applied Criminology - #1128602

Manchester Metropolitan University

Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Contractor
Work schedule: Full day
Manchester Metropolitan University


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13th May 2024

2nd July 2024

The Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University is currently recruiting highly motivated graduates to its MA Applied Criminology,, starting in September 2024.

The Department of Sociology is home to many research centres, including the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies (MCYS), the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), the Substance Use and Associated Behaviours (SUAB) Research Group and  the Crime and Wellbeing Big Data Centre. Masters students may have the opportunity to get involved in research activities through centres such as these. 

This course aims to equip you with the skills to progress to higher research programmes, and/or to expand and enhance your career opportunities and professional practice within criminal justice and related agencies and organisations. While the degree is discipline-specific, successful completion provides evidence of high standards in a range of transferable skills that may be relevant in unrelated career settings.

Previous graduates have pursued careers in probation, the police, research and teaching, along with graduates who have gone on to study PhDs within the field of criminology. They've gone on to become probation officers and police officers and taken roles in prisons and drugs services to run programmes tackling domestic abuse.

Our team includes former justice practitioners and researchers at the cutting edge of research and evaluation in areas such as youth justice, drugs and criminal justice policy. This has given us the opportunity to develop a vibrant, applied curriculum including options of study in criminal justice policy, practice and theory, as well as the opportunity to undertake a placement in a relevant organisation.

This course is designed to suit people working in, or planning to work in, criminal justice and related areas, as well as those looking for an academic career; there is no requirement that students should have previously studied criminology.

Criminology employs a multifaceted approach, informed by a range of different disciplines including: applied medico-legal science, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, law, political science, history and geography. As a result of these competing viewpoints, your research of criminology will be a very challenging and rewarding area of postgraduate study.

Students can study on the substance use pathway and graduate with the degree title MA Applied Criminology (Substance Use). The requirement to graduate on this pathway is to take the optional unit 'Substance Use, Theory and Practice', and to undertake a placement and dissertation that are substance use related.

There is the option to study this course in one year full time or two years part time. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a placement in, or linked to, the world of criminal justice.

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a range of scholarships to help with the cost of studying. For information on scholarships available to international students click here. 

Qualifying UK students can apply for a postgraduate loan. Find further information here. 

Manchester Met alumni who commence a taught postgraduate qualification with us in academic year 2024/25 may be eligible for a 20% discount on course fees. For more information, click here. 

Visit the course page for further information about admission, course content, fees and career prospects.

How to apply:

Applications are open now and the quickest way to apply for this course is to apply online.

For further information, please contact

Graham Smythe


I thought Liz said SUAB had changed its name? [AS1]

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