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Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice


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This short course, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, aims to provide you with cutting-edge training in the advanced study of criminal justice. You will develop a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of contemporary controversies and new theoretical frameworks applicable to the analysis of criminal justice issues. 

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice is a postgraduate-level short course with both a humanities and social science focus to facilitate your interdisciplinary study of criminal justice.

This course is ideal if you have a professional or personal interest in the field of criminology. You will also find it of particular interest if you wish to enhance your career through Continuing Professional Development in this area. 

This short course is assessed by a 4000-word essay.

30 credits at level 7

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.