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  • Objectives
    Criminology and criminal justice increasingly have international and comparative dimensions. This programme uses a comparative and international perspective to explore key issues in criminology and criminal justice. You will develop a knowledge of contemporary and emergent developments in criminology and criminal justice, with an emphasis on the comparative aspects; an understanding of the problems of comparative research in criminology and criminal justice; and the knowledge and skills required to evaluate and apply new findings in comparative criminology and related disciplines.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Upper-Second Class Honours degree or international equivalent in Law, Social Sciences or Humanities (although an awareness of criminal law or social aspects of the law would be an advantage). Candidates with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English, and you have not studied at degree level in English before, we require a qualification in English, currently IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
  • Academic Title
    MA International Criminology
  • Course description
    Course content

    The MA in International Criminology offers a choice of pathways

    The Taught path combines a number of ‘foundation’ social science skills and methods modules with a selected range of subjects focusing on different aspects of contemporary comparative criminology.

    The Restorative Justice path aims to place recent developments in restorative justice, mediation and victimology in their contemporary criminological context, and may include a relevant work placement before the final dissertation.

    The Research path places greater emphasis on the acquisition and application of the social science skills and methods required for more extended postgraduate study.

    The programme combines compulsory and optional modules chosen from:

    -Cultures of Criminology
    -Research Process
    -Issues in Comparative penology
    -Responding to Crime in Europe
    -Applied Criminological Research
    -Crime and Late Modernity
    -Gender and violence
    -Corporate Fraud and Crime
    -Quantitative Research Methods
    -Qualitative Research Methods
    -Methods of Criminal Research
    -Restorative Justice, Meditation and Victimology
    -Whether a module is taught in a particular year depends on the availability of staff, and the number of students opting for a module.

    Teaching
    Weekly seminars for each sucject. Placement possible on the Restorative Justive path.

    Assessment
    Assignments, plus a dissertation.

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