Part time Master of Arts (MA) in Law Studies in United Kingdom

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A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

Depending on one’s preferences, becoming a professional in law and regulations may lead one to a number of different subdivisions. Among the most popular of these specializations are commercial law, regulatory theory and international relations.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

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MA Applied Criminology

University of Winchester
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Winchester

MSc Applied Criminology at Winchester explores the contributions of criminology to relevant professional settings. It reinforces students' understandings of key criminological concepts and methods, translates them to a variety of professional settings and provides students with both direct experience and enhanced understanding of these professional contexts. [+]

Applied Criminology considers crime, deviance, security and insecurity and addresses a variety of different criminological careers, offering modules relevant to three distinct professional pathways: forensic psychology, policing and security.

In keeping with an ethos of active and engaged learning, students undertake advanced training in criminological research methods relevant to applied settings and gain direct experience through a work placement/internship or work-based learning opportunity for those students employed in relevant professional settings.

Modules

Applied Criminology Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Movement and Security in a Global World Investigative Leadership and Management in Policing Comparative Perspectives on Contemporary Policing Foundations of Forensic Psychology Practice The Criminal Justice System and the Legal Framework Applied Criminological Research Work-based Learning in Applied Criminology... [-]


Environmental Law and Justice MA

Middlesex University London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

The devastation of the environment and ecosystems is of increasing concern across the world. In addition to the impact of climate change and reduced biodiversity, both legal and illegal economic activity is a challenge to legal frameworks and agencies at national and international levels of governance. [+]

This master's degree has been designed to tackle these issues and equip students with high-level knowledge and skills to enable them to develop professional careers in the environmental sector.

Successful completion of the course will ensure you have the required practical skills and knowledge applicable to careers in environmental policy and enforcement, with an emphasis on employability and engagement with contemporary environmental debates.

Course highlights

Learn from experts in the field of environmental law justice

You may be eligible for related internship and work-based learning opportunities, including the Practicum in International Organisations, which gives you the chance to intern at institutions such as the United Nations, Global Union Federations and NGOs.... [-]


Master in Youth Justice, Community Safety and Applied Criminology (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

The MA Youth Justice, Community Safety, and Applied Criminology degree is designed for people working or seeking to work in the area of crime and criminal justice. [+]

Why study MA Youth Justice, Community Safety and Applied Criminology at Middlesex University?

Delivered by leading researchers and drawing on the expertise of those currently working in the field, this degree provides both traditional academic provision in the form of lectures, seminars and tutorials and the opportunity to undertake up to a third of the course via work-based learning (for those already working in appropriate contexts) or an internship with an agency such as a Youth Offending Team, a Drug and Alcohol Support Service or a Community Safety Partnership.

The core elements of the programme are delivered on one evening per week so as to allow for those in work to attend. The remainder of the programme is made up by either studying optional modules available during the daytime or (in the case of one module) via distance learning or by a combination of a long or short dissertation and/or the long or short work-based learning or internship modules.... [-]


Master in Criminology (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

This degree is designed for people wanting an in-depth understanding of crime and criminal justice at national and international levels. [+]

This degree is designed for people wanting an in-depth understanding of crime and criminal justice at national and international levels. It promotes a critical and comparative approach to crime and justice issues intended to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to deal with a range of traditional and non-traditional crime, justice and deviancy issues.

It looks at contemporary problems such as terrorism and the priorities of global policing, human rights and justice, environmental justice and transnational crime. The international and transnational dimension of crime is an integral part of the programme.

Why study MA Criminology at Middlesex University?

Criminology at Middlesex has a particularly strong international reputation. The Department was pioneering in an influential strand of criminology called 'left realism' and established one of the very first courses of its kind in the UK, which is still considered to be one of the leading postgraduate criminology courses.... [-]


MA Legal Studies (General Programme)

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The MA in Legal Studies allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing modules from a range covering comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including copyright and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. [+]

MA Legal Studies (General Programme)

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Legal Studies allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing modules from a range covering comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including copyright and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organizations or non-governmental organization, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]


MA in Islamic Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. [+]

MA in Islamic Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners in their specialised fields.... [-]


MA in International Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The MA in International Law allows students to study international law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including commerce, criminal law, humanitarian law, environmental law, and human rights. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. [+]

MA in International Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in International Law allows students to study international law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including commerce, criminal law, humanitarian law, environmental law, and human rights. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]


MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development provides a unique specialisation in one of the most rapidly developing areas of law. Environmental law is one of the most challenging fields that has grown very rapidly over the past four decades and is now one of the key areas of both domestic and international law. [+]

MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

Duration: One year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only).

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development provides a unique specialisation in a rapidly developing area of law. Environmental law is one of the most challenging fields that has grown very rapidly over the past four decades and is now one of the key areas of both domestic and international law. At SOAS, we understand the environment in a broad sense which includes not only environmental issues strictly speaking but also all the links that they have with other areas such as natural resources, human rights, economic development trade or intellectual property rights. In other words, there is a very direct and close link between environmental law and sustainable development. This is not surprising since sustainable development has been the umbrella concept guiding the development of environmental law since the late 1980s. It remains the central concept around which environmental law and policy are centred (the Rio+20 summit was known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development) and around international development, the policy is focused at least until 2030 in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015.... [-]


MA in Human Rights Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The MA in Human Rights Law allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, gender, international law, conflict and labour law. [+]

MA in Human Rights Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Human Rights Law allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, gender, international law, conflict and labour law. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]


MA/PGDip Public Policy

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 9 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Focused on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, this course examines globalisation, Europeanisation, governance and policy evaluation. [+]

Overview

Focused on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, this course examines globalisation, Europeanisation, governance and policy analysis and evaluation.

With the current developments around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. You will have the opportunity to study policy development, implementation and evaluation across a wide range of policy sectors (such as health, food, education) and countries.

We aim to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can critically analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice.... [-]


MA/PGDip Criminology

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 9 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Designed to develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, this course draws on insights across the humanities and social sciences. [+]

Overview

Designed to develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, this programme draws on insights from across the humanities and social sciences.

This course incorporates sociology, law, psychology, geography, history, and cultural and media studies. It reflects the nature of criminology as a fast-developing, interdisciplinary subject concerned with understanding crime in its local, regional, national and international contexts.

You will consider questions such as:

How and why do certain kinds of behaviour get defined as 'crime' whilst other harmful activities do not? Who has the power to determine what is 'criminal' and why does this vary across different times and places? How can theory and research help us to account for different kinds of lawbreaking behaviour? How do societies respond to the problem of 'crime' and its impact on victims through systems of formal and informal social control? ... [-]

MA in Social and Public Policy

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Campus Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds

This programme explores issues, concepts, and debates in social and public policy research to gain insight into policymaking and its social impacts on individuals and communities. [+]

Overview This programme explores issues, concepts, and debates in social and public policy research to gain insight into policymaking and its social impacts on individuals and communities. Core modules explore social theories, issues and research methods relevant to social policy and welfare. You will develop core skills in critical policy analysis and policy evaluation. There are also opportunities to study and debate current policy issues, such as work and welfare, child and family policy or the challenges of ageing populations, with a focus on real-life examples. Supported by our well-known research centres and taught by expert tutors, you’ll tailor the programme to suit your own interests and career aspirations. With a range of optional modules to choose from, you could pursue further advanced research skills or study complementary social topics such as disability studies, gender studies, racism and ethnicity studies, or globalisation. You’ll gain an insight into some of the most sensitive and complex social issues affecting governments worldwide. Research insight You’ll learn in a research-intensive, stimulating environment. As well as the Leeds Social Sciences Institute which fosters collaboration, you’ll benefit from the interdisciplinary expertise hosted by the Centre for Disability Studies, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and many others. All of these centres run their own calendars of events such as workshops and seminars. Course content ... [-]

Master in Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Lincoln
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Boston

The MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice challenges students to engage with contemporary issues faced by the criminal justice system from both a criminological and legal perspective. [+]

The Course

In the 21st Century, the means by which we respond as a society to crime and victimization is under greater scrutiny than ever before. How we respond to cases of historic sexual abuse, the use of imprisonment as a just and effective means of punishing or rehabilitating criminals, and the challenges posed by organized crime and international terrorism, mean criminological and legal scholarship are being brought to the forefront.

This course is designed to furnish students with the conceptual tools needed to engage with such issues, imparting a broad range of cognitive, analytical and general transferable skills including judging and evaluating evidence, interpreting data, generating and synthesizing information, and formulating reasoned arguments.... [-]


MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology

Swansea University
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Swansea

Our MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology will help you learn about the causes of crime, the Criminal Justice system and cutting-edge themes in criminological debates from leading experts in the field. There is an exciting range of diverse modules, that are being offered, focused on applying criminological knowledge to the workings of the Criminal Justice System. [+]

Our MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology will help you learn about the causes of crime, the Criminal Justice system and cutting-edge themes in criminological debates from leading experts in the field. There is an exciting range of diverse modules, that are being offered, focused on applying criminological knowledge to the workings of the Criminal Justice System.

Key Features

The MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology offers:

An in-depth understanding of criminological theories of crime and the operation of the criminal justice system Knowledge of international developments in criminological and criminal justice research An opportunity to study the impact of social, political and economic factors on crime and criminal justice policy Enhanced employability for a career in criminal justice, academia, or research Description ... [-]

MA in Criminology

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

This Masters degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. [+]

This Master's degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. These specialist units are located within the division and conduct high quality applied criminological and criminal justice research.

The course offers a distinctive theoretical and policy-orientation of criminology. The emphasis on policy is specifically designed to offer a more vocationally relevant programme of Master's level study that will be more pertinent to students seeking a policy-orientated career in the Home Office, government office of the regions, local government and crime and disorder reduction partnerships.... [-]