The MA in Global Crime and Justice is designed for students and professionals seeking to develop a career in criminal justice, international organisations, the media and research.
You'll study an increasingly important feature of society: transnational crime and the responses taken by states and non-state actors.
You'll engage with the reality of global crime and criminal and related social policies from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will explore global policy analysis and criminal justice with an international approach. You'll also be trained in research methods.
This course is part of a group of social policy Masters degrees that draw on the research excellence of the Department to enable you to study social policy at an advanced level. These courses each offer a unique blend of modules to allow you to specialise in a particular area.
The injustices that victims experience at the hands of traffickers, drug networks, businesses, nation states and corrupt officials are hard to comprehend. The global social policy element of this course has acted as a cynosure: helping me to grasp how economic, social and political factors shape global crime and how the responses that follow help eradicate it.Laura, MA Global Crime and Justice
The MA in Global Crime and Justice is based around a combination of criminology, social policy and research training modules. You'll start with an introduction to major theories, institutions and debates in global policy analysis and criminal justice. You'll also get a solid grounding in the core methods of social research. You'll progress to more advanced analysis of global crime and justice, exploring diverse global crimes ranging from drug and human trafficking to corporate and state crimes. You'll also spend time in workshops designed to help you gain the communication and presentation skills you need to disseminate your research in your own research project.
Most people study for full-time for 12 months, but part-time study over 24 months is also available.
You will take a total of 180 credits over the course of your MA.
In the Autumn Term you'll take two compulsory modules:
In the Spring Term you'll take another compulsory module that builds upon your earlier study:
In the Spring Term you'll also choose one of the following optional modules:
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You will design, develop and manage your own original research project. You'll be supervised by an individual member of staff. Our strong research focus means that there is an equal balance of time spent on taught courses and your own specialist research project.
Given the individual nature of dissertations, the topics studied by previous students are extremely varied. Recent projects include:
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|Full-time (1 year)||£7,810||£17,370|
|Part-time (2 years)|
Fees for subsequent years are subject to confirmation.
year 1 fee
year 1 fee
Students on a Tier 4 Visa are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.
For courses which are longer than one year, the tuition fees quoted are for the first year of study. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase (no more than 2% each year).
There are no mandatory additional fees but we do recommend that you set aside some money for photocopying. Course books will be available to you from the Library either in print or online format but you may wish to buy your own copies (book prices vary, with new books usually costing between £20 and £60). All other teaching resources will be available online.
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If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
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You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
The modules for this MA have been specifically developed for postgraduate study, allowing you to study the themes and issues at an advanced level. You will be taught through a combination of hands-on workshops, lectures and seminars.
You'll be based in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work on Campus West. Most of your teaching will take place in Alcuin College or other nearby locations on Campus West.
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Your assessment will be continuous and based mainly on essays and reports. You will receive written feedback on all assessed work.
You'll complete a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation as part of your own specialist research project. You'll also have the opportunity to present your research as it progresses to a wider audience as part of our dissertation workshops.
The MA in Global Crime and Justice develops the skills that employers need in a number of areas, especially criminal justice, crime policy analysis and research methods from a global perspective. You'll also find you develop transferable skills that will allow you to progress to different career areas or to continue your studies at PhD level.
The MA in Global Crime and Justice is designed for students and professionals who want to become active in global policy analysis, criminal justice and research. Graduates from this MA will go on to a wide variety of destinations but most tend to go into one of three key areas:
You will normally be expected to have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. You will also be considered if you have relevant work experience and academic potential.
If your native language is not English, you should meet an English language proficiency level of 6.5 in the British Council's IELTS test with at least 5.5 in each component. We do accept other English language tests.
You may also want to attend the University's pre-sessional language courses.
You can apply and send all your documentation electronically through our online system. You don’t need to complete your application all at once: you can start it, save it and finish it later.
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