Apply now for MSc/PGDip Youth Justice at Queen’s University Belfast

This innovative programme has been designed for those who want to advance their understanding of youth issues, youth offending and social and criminal justice responses to young people. The course is delivered through a blended learning approach which includes a mixture of face-to-face and online learning, traditional lectures, workshops, condensed weekend module and online discussion forums.

Course Content

The MSc and PG Diploma can be completed over 1 year full-time and 3 years part-time.

The MSc comprises of a number of core modules. There are also a number of optional modules available for students to choose from across a range of relevant subject areas. MSc students also complete a research-based dissertation on an aspect of youth justice.

The PG Diploma involves the same range of subject choices with a mix of core and optional modules, but students are not required to complete a dissertation.

Course Features

The course has been designed to encourage students to consider the interface between social justice, criminal justice and children’s rights.

The course ensures students receive a grounding in the field of youth justice and are also provided with opportunities to benefit from inter-disciplinary teaching and learning.

Building capacity – The course will equip graduates with a range of knowledge and skills of direct relevance to work in areas including youth justice, youth and community work, criminal justice, public policy and research. For participants already employed in these areas, the programme will build on existing skills and knowledge and enhance the capacity to engage in comparative analysis alongside international standards.

For further details on the programme contact: Dr Nicola Carr (n.carr@qub.ac.uk) or Dr Siobhán McAlister (s.mcalister@qub.ac.uk)

Click here to: download a prospectus or to apply for the course

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