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You can’t learn this anywhere else

Georgia, 2020 cohort

You can’t learn this anywhere else

Master’s degree Back to top

As part of the programme you complete a fully-funded, bespoke Master’s degree. Drawing on the latest research in the field – and led by top academic experts – your studies will give you the chance to step back from the day-to-day and learn the theory to drive system change on the frontline.

Delivered part-time over two years, the course provides specialist knowledge and advanced understanding of the prison environment that will enhance your professional practice as a prison officer and build an academically informed, evidence-based perspective on a wide range of issues in criminal justice. It will give you the skills and expertise to change attitudes and perceptions to encourage new approaches that support rehabilitation.

  1. Part one

    Understanding Why – Pathways to Imprisonment and Desistance

  2. Part two

    Making a Difference – Applied Ethical and Professional Practice

  3. Part three

    Transformational Leadership – Inspiring Lasting Change

  4. Part four

    Applied Work Based Research Project

Our MSc in Applied Custodial Leadership is awarded by Leeds Trinity University. The course was developed with Dr Danielle McDermott (Senior Lecturer in Psychology) and Claire Vilarrubi (Lecturer in Criminology/Psychology) at Leeds Trinity University. Between them, Danielle and Claire have over 30 years’ experience in the Criminal Justice System.