MSc in Criminology (Clinical)

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  • Objectives
    To provide students with an in-depth understanding of offending behaviour, particularly the key role played by mental illness, law breaking, personality disorder and cognitive impairment; special attention is paid to sexual offending and personality disorders like psychopathy; to provide a thorough grounding in theory and practice; to engage in informed debate about major issues in criminology; to equip students to design, conduct and critically appraise research; to inform about recent developments in the field.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A first or second class honours degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification. Special consideration is given to applications from people with relevant work experience and knowledge.
  • Academic title
    MSc in Criminology (Clinical)
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Understanding Crime
    -Current Issues in Clinical Criminology
    -Crime, Justice and Psychology
    -Knowledge and Method


    -Crime at Work
    -Crime, Justice and the Law
    -Drugs and Crime
    -Global Security and Policing
    -Racism, Crime and Disorder
    -Risk management
    -Sexual Violence
    -Psychology of Evil

    Teaching and assessment methods

    Each course is based on continuous assessment comprising a written assignment of 4,000 words for each module studied. Successful completion of all modules and the dissertation means candidates are
    eligible for the MSc.

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