MRes in Criminological Research

University of Stirling

Program Description

MRes in Criminological Research

University of Stirling

MRes in Criminological Research

This course prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation, leading to careers in research, research management and commissioning or using research. The MRes offers a combination of high quality, flexibility and choice. It is also focused on the employability of its graduates. Research work of the 100+ staff and postgraduate students at Stirling is supported by a state-of-the-art Information & Communication Technologies room, one of the best in the UK.

Course objectives

The MRes/Postgraduate Diploma Criminological Research provides training in the methods and approaches used in criminological research. The objectives are to:

  • Provide you with the skills and knowledge base required to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, taking account of ethics, reliability and validity
  • Enable you to examine critically the theoretical foundations that underpin criminological and socio-legal research
  • Enable you to examine issues concerning comparative criminological and socio-legal research
  • Develop your understanding of the relationship between criminological research and policy, and the meanings of evaluation, its terminology, practice and use

Structure and content

The MRes/Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Research comprises seven compulsory taught modules, one further taught module option and (for the MRes) a dissertation.

The compulsory modules are: The Nature of Social Enquiry; Research Design and Process; Quantitative Data Analysis; Qualitative Data Analysis; Criminological Perspectives; Criminalisation, Social Control and Human Rights; Research Methods in Criminology and Socio-legal Studies.

Fees

  • 2016/17 Overseas £12,450
  • 2016/17 Home/EU £4,500
  • 2015/16 Overseas £11,900
  • 2015/16 Home/EU £4,500

Academic requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20

If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 16, 2016
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