Key Information

Full-time

1 year

Part-time

2 years

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Subject to Validation

Fees

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Course Code

APCRJUMS

MSc Applied Criminal Justice

Please note, this programme is planned to commence in September 2023.

Our Alumni Scholarship can reduce fees by up to 20 per cent for UK students. See our Scholarship and Bursaries page for more information.

Key Information

Full-time

1 year

Part-time

2 years

Typical Offer

View

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Subject to Validation

Fees

View

Course Code

APCRJUMS

Professor Karen Harrison - Director of Research/Prof of Law and Penal Justice/Programme Leader

Professor Karen Harrison - Director of Research/Prof of Law and Penal Justice/Programme Leader

Professor Harrison's subject specialisms include Sentencing, Dangerous Offenders, Prisons, Violence against Women, Criminal Justice, and Criminal Law.

Academic Staff List

Welcome to MSc Applied Criminal Justice

The MSc Applied Criminal Justice builds on students' previous criminal justice-related learning from undergraduate study and/or from professional practice. The programme's focus is on facilitating applied skills development within criminal justice settings including the development of therapeutic relationships, fostering professional relationships in criminal justice settings, approaches to exploring, understanding and addressing multiple needs, navigation of ethical and moral dilemmas, and effective problem-solving.

How You Study

Teaching is delivered through a blended approach, incorporating online learning and complemented by occasional in-person residential events that will take place at weekends.

How you are assessed

Assessment approaches will include standard University assessment methods such as written assignments and exams, as well as reflective approaches in relation to work experience, covering areas such as applied problem solving and ethical practice.

Work-based Learning Placements

Students will have the opportnity to undertake a period of voluntary or paid work in a relevant setting. Work-based learning is arranged by the student and approved by the programme leader, and will form part of the course curriculum.

Your Future Career

Programme content on the MSc Applied Criminal Justice programme involves engagement with the criminal justice sector, including prison and probation service, the police, the court system, relevant civil service roles, local authorities, specialist areas of healthcare, substance misuse services, supported accommodation providers, and other criminal justice-related third sector organisations.

International Postgraduate Taught Application Deadline

Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.

Entry Requirements 2023-24

Degree entry would be a 2:1 or above in a relevant subject.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Students on the MSc Applied Criminal Justice may be either recent graduates or professionals employed within criminal justice-related settings.

Recent graduates or final year undergraduates considering their future may come from allied disciplines including, but not limited to, psychology, criminology, law, social science, and social work, and will wish to pursue a career in the criminal justice system such as within HM Prison and Probation Service, the Civil Service and voluntary sector roles.

Professionals employed within criminal justice-related settings include, but are not limited to, those working in HM Prison and Probation Service, Police, HM Courts and Tribunal Service, voluntary sector organisations, substance misuse services, local authorities, healthcare providers, and supported accommodation providers. It is not assumed that students entering the MSc programme via this route will be required to have an undergraduate degree prior to undertaking their studies. Appropriate professional experience will be considered in relation to applicants from this background.

MSc Applied Criminal Justice is delivered in a way that allows students to hold full-time jobs whilst studying. Programme content is to include assessed work experience within the criminal justice sector, with a period of voluntary or paid work in a relevant setting, arranged by the student and approved by the programme leader, forming part of the programme's curriculum.

Fees and Funding

Fees for the 2023/24 academic year are yet to be confirmed. These are expected to be published in September 2022.

Fees and Funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.