If you want to ...
- investigate contemporary policy debates and perspectives in crime control
- consider how policy debates inform the politics of crime control
- explore cutting theories of criminology
- develop your quantative research skills
then MA Criminological Research
is the course for you.
MA Criminological Research will enable you to develop your research skills within a criminological context, and enhance your knowledge of criminological theories, policies and research.
This course will provide you with the key skills that will enable you to critically analyse debates within criminology and carry out methodologically rigorous research. You will also examine a wide range of research theory and methods, and develop practical skills in the field.
Research-specific study makes up a large percentage of this MA programme. You will undertake small research projects within a group context and an individual basis. You will be involved in research design, data collection, processing, analysis and the writing-up of findings.
The distinctiveness of this course lies in the balance it strikes between the development of critical awareness, and appreciation, of research and the practical skills that you will acquire during your course of study.
We have specifically designed the programme for students that aspire to further academic research or professional research careers within the field of criminology and criminal justice.