MSc in Criminology

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  • Objectives
    To reflect on the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of the study of crime and criminal justice. The course examines key theories and policies within social, political and historical contexts, enabling students to critically assess the changing contours of crime and responses to it. Students will learn how to critically appraise research as well as conduct and write up their own study on a topic of their choice.
  • 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
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Understanding Crime
    -Knowledge and Method


    -Crime at Work
    -Crime, Justice and Psychology
    -Current Issues in Clinical Criminology
    -Drugs and Crime
    -Global Security and Policing
    -Racism, Crime and Disorder
    -Risk management
    -Sexual Violence
    -Transnational Crime
    -Psychology of Evil
    -Crime, Justice and the Law

    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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