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“I was particularly attracted to the diversity of the MA Criminology curriculum. The course offers a broad education in topics ranging from offender management and contemporary criminal justice practice to neighbourhoods and community. A lot of the other courses I looked at seemed geared towards narrow sections of criminal justice.
“The two most important things for me were the quality of the staff and the opportunities it opened up on the other side. Having briefly looked into staff profiles and the research outputs of the University, it was clear that the quality of teaching and expertise in the subject was high. I spoke to a few employers in the sector who confirmed that while a Masters degree is never a pre-requisite, it does enable candidates to stand out in a competitive field.
“I have really enjoyed the Offender Management module which blends theory with practical and applicable skills and knowledge. I knew very little about the profession and its processes prior to the module and it opened my eyes to a much ignored role within the criminal justice sector. The module also included an afternoon visit to Nottingham Prison which really brought to life the challenges of offender management.
“I have really enjoyed my time in Nottingham. It is vibrant and cosmopolitan with a lot going on, yet it is also compact and easy to negotiate on foot. I have particularly enjoyed the huge range of restaurants and bars. The nightlife offers something for everyone.
“The postgraduate community is extremely diverse, ranging from recent graduates to those offering incredible personal and professional experience. I have met people from all over the world and gained insights I would never have benefitted from without studying at NTU.”
“I would fully recommend coming to study a postgraduate qualification at NTU. It is a diverse, vibrant community at the heart of an amazing city. If you want to develop your career prospects while having a good time, then NTU should be at the top of the list.”