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Liverpool Hope University: Criminology

Institution Liverpool Hope University View institution profile
Department School of Social Sciences
Study type Taught


Our MA in Criminology offers the students a high-quality educational environment in which they will explore a number of relevant criminological theories that relate specifically to the key concepts of social justice, criminality, inequality and political ideologies. The aim of the programme is to instil the students with the ability to visualise and conceptualise effective approaches to crime prevention and management while facilitating an awareness of challenges facing contemporary criminal justice systems. The course is rooted in an intersectional and multidisciplinary analysis of criminology across international contexts, including Sweden, the USA, the UK, and Japan. A comprehensive understanding of national and international discourses and approaches to crime, deviance and justice, will allow the students to utilize critical, analytical and evaluative skills in line with current developments in the field. This course facilitates learning through fostering action and working towards a creation of a more equitable society through transparent, and attainable, methods of justice. The interdisciplinary design is meant to provide a complex overview of pressing contemporary social and criminological issues, building on the values of critical awareness, reflexivity and empathy.

The MA Criminology is anchored in a vibrant research environment at Liverpool Hope, which allows our courses to benefit from diverse knowledge of research active colleagues across the School of Social Sciences. Our innovative pedagogical approach to teaching research combines introduction to relevant theoretical concepts by experts with practical research exercises in order to maximise the potential of student research projects. Our students are free to explore their topics of choice through an extended research project supervised by an academic with experience in the field.


Liverpool Hope University

Students at Liverpool Hope University have the best of both worlds; living and studying on friendly, beautiful campuses while also having the advantage of being a bus ride away from one of Europe’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities.

Dating back to 1844, our students always benefit from a high quality teaching and research environment. In 2018, we were proud to be awarded Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Over the last eight years, we have invested more than £60 million in new university buildings and facilities to support the creation of an enriched …

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