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MSc - Criminology, Risk and Safeguarding

If you are in a career that addresses crime-related harm, or you want to get into this important arena, our MSc in Criminology, Risk and Safeguarding could be an ideal option for you.

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Course Overview

We will focus on safeguarding, digital victimisation, rehabilitation policy and practice, and risk and security management, among other areas.

In addition to enhancing your theoretical command of criminology, you will develop advanced research skills, suitable for theoretical and practical application. As a result, you will be equipped to respond to a range of complex challenges faced by multi-agency professionals with a remit to safeguard communities.

This programme is distinct in its comprehensive analysis of risk and safeguarding as criminological issues. This analytical approach is grounded in an acknowledgement of the correlation between the exploitation of children and adults at risk and subsequent offending behaviour.

On this course you will...

  • Develop advanced knowledge and understanding of criminology, risk and safeguarding informed by current practice and research.
  • Identify appropriate methodologies for dealing with complex problems.
  • Examine the intersectionality of power in relation to criminal justice agencies and responses to crime, law and order.
  • Form a critical awareness of the history of ideas, cultural context, as well as social and political theories that inform and influence the practice of criminology.

Course Structure

What you will learn

We offer a stimulating and challenging programme where you can develop specialist knowledge and critical understanding of issues relating to criminology, risk and safeguarding.

Teaching and learning takes place through blended learning, with substantial online engagement to meet the needs of learners in a range of contexts.

Year one

All modules available as stand-alone CPDs.

  • Criminological Frameworks
  • Safeguarding, Risk and Vulnerability
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Global Dimensions of Crime
  • Digital Victimisation
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Dissertation / Practitioner Research
  • Rehabilitation Policy and Practice (optional)
  • Negotiated Learning (optional)

Attend an Open Day at Cumbria

An Open Day is your opportunity to explore one of 5 campuses, meet your lecturers, and find out how the University of Cumbria could become your new home.

Take the next step towards achieving your dreams.
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