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MA Criminology

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  • Objectives
    The modules are specifically designed to reflect current development and thinking in the field of Criminology.

    Core modules

    Contemporary Explanations of Crime and Criminal Behaviour
    Contemporary Responses to Crime
    Criminal Justice Practice
    Researching Crime and Criminal Justice
    Debates in Contemporary Social Deviance (Generic pathway only)
    Understanding Crime Policy Environments (Policy pathway only)

    There will also be a number of optional modules available.

    Research opportunities

    The dissertation module will enable students to develop and demonstrate empirical research in their chosen field. The various elements of the module include:

    designing and undertaking independent research, while addressing ethical issues, in an area related to criminology under the guidance of an appropriate supervisor

    critically evaluating methodological issues and choosing and applying an appropriate method
    gaining experience through practice in using appropriate statistical and other analyses
    developing skills in writing and structuring research projects in order to demonstrate a critical understanding of research methods, skills and techniques appropriate for this level of study.
  • Entry requirements
    You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally a 2.2 or above)

    No references are required when applying for this course.

    English Language requirements

    International students will need IELTS 6.5 (min writing score 6.0) or the TOEFL 560 (min writing score 5)/TOEFL iBT 83 (min writing score 24).
  • Academic Title
    MA
  • Course description

    This new 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. These specialist units are located within the division and conduct high quality applied criminological and criminal justice research. 

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