The MA provides a comprehensive and integrated programme of advanced academic study in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. We aim to enable you to develop a critical understanding of the functions and practices of the criminal justice system and how these relate to political concerns about crime and disorder. We also provide you with the opportunity to focus upon specialised areas of criminal justice law, institutional activity and policy development, both in the UK and internationally.
Taught by world class international experts; theorists, academic researchers and leading practitioners, offering a unique multidisciplinary approach. Our unrivalled location close to the Royal Courts of Justice, Parliament at Westminster, Scotland Yard and the London legal quarter allows for Internship opportunities working in criminal justice practice, developing criminal justice policy or conducting criminological or criminal justice research as part of the MA, organised via King's contacts or by you in conjuction with interested hosts.
Designed for students considering a career in legal practice, in criminal policy development, in statutory and voluntary agencies, or in academic research and/or teaching.
The modules listed below have been taught in recent years. Please note that not all these modules are offered every year and that their availabililty in any given year or to particular students cannot be guaranteed.
Students take compulsory modules in Criminology & Criminal Justice and Research Methods/Dissertation.
Optional modules may include: Policing & the Police, Sentencing & Criminal Justice, Drugs, Crime & Criminal Justice, Prison Studies, Racism, Ethnicity, Crime & Criminal Justice, Gender, Crime & Criminal Justice, Prosecution & the Pre-trial Process, Terrorism & Counter-terrorism, Transnational & Comparative Criminology & Criminal Justice, State Crime, Criminology Internship.