Master's in Criminology in United Kingdom

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Criminology

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

The topic of criminology is made up of many different focus areas related to law, justice and other social systems. Students who pursue this program may choose to study sex crime, terrorism, migration and transnationalism, capitalism and social justice, public policy or youth crime.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

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MRes Conflict, Security and Justice

University of Exeter
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Exeter + 1 more

This interdisciplinary programme examines the latest critical thinking and the key issues surrounding the field of security studies; exploring new ways to develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and securing social justice. [+]

Best Masters in Criminology in United Kingdom 2017. This interdisciplinary programme examines the latest critical thinking and the key issues surrounding the field of security studies; exploring new ways to develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and securing social justice. It recognises that traditional approaches to this subject must now be complemented with new perspectives on issues such as human (in)security, domestic security and violence. Units contributing to this programme will draw on sociological and socio-legal research on topics that include: human rights, gender, violence and ethnopolitics; area studies’ expertise on language, culture and practice; and political and legal research on sovereignty, institutions and intervention and how these fields affect elements of security, conflict and justice. The MRes in Security, Conflict and Justice will equip you with interdisciplinary skills which will have an impact on the research, policy and practice needed to avoid and mitigate security risks. The programme is designed to provide research training for students who will progress to a PhD and for those who want to pursue careers with a significant research element. This programme has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of the South West Doctoral Training Centre. The Programme Director is Dr Andrew Schaap. Learning and teaching With the exception of the dissertation, each module on this programme is normally taught through academic lectures expanded through seminar discussion, presentations, group work, reading and essay assignments. Work on formulating a dissertation topic begins early in the academic year and you will have an individual supervisor for your dissertation. Tuition fees per year 2016/17 UK/EU: £6,900 full-time; £3,450 part-time International: £15,950 full-time [-]

MRes in Criminological Research

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months January 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The course is suitable for applicants who see their future career in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Graduates are well equipped with the necessary competencies and knowledge to forge successful careers in the public, private and third sectors. With newly obtained skills in critical thinking, research methodologies, and analytical and communications skills.‌ [+]

The course is suitable for applicants who see their future career in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Graduates are well equipped with the necessary competencies and knowledge to forge successful careers in the public, private and third sectors. With newly obtained skills in critical thinking, research methodologies, and analytical and communications skills.‌ Recognition The course has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting its requirements for postgraduate research training. Accreditation The course is recognised as research training by the ESRC for those who are studying or going on to study for a PhD (+3), and is also recognised by the ESRC for Master’s Course plus Research Studentship (1+3) purposes. MRes or MSc? Uniquely, we offer you the opportunity to graduate with an MRes or MSc Students undertaking the Master of Science or Master of Research follow the exact same pathways. The choice of award is designed to give students freedom in determining what outcome will suit their future aspirations. MSc Applied Social Research (Criminology) The Master of Science is the ideal preparation for social research and evaluation in criminal justice and criminology and will suit those who wish to pursue a career in academia and wish to use the MSc as a precursor to completing a PhD. MRes Criminological Research The Masters of Research is best suited for applicants who see their future career in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Course objectives The MRes 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 What makes us different? Entry requirements 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. Delivery and assessment Teaching methods are designed for each module to facilitate your acquisition of skills and progressive development. You are expected to participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials, computer-based workshops and group work. Full-time and part-time MRes/Diploma students experience a range of different forms of assessment across the compulsory taught modules. These include essays, critical review essays, book reviews, research proposals, a computer lab-based assessment for quantitative data analysis and the research dissertation. There are no examinations. Students are responsible for proposing their own substantive research topic. The course Director and other academic staff will offer guidance on the feasibility of the project and methodologies used within it. A Supervisor is appointed for each dissertation and this member of staff will be able to lend support and their expert knowledge throughout the writing process. Career opportunities Our graduates are well equipped with the necessary competencies and knowledge to forge successful careers in the public, private and third sectors. With newly obtained skills in critical thinking, research methodologies, and analytical and communications skills, Stirling Criminology graduates are attractive to employers from a range of sectors. Recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers across the criminal justice system, joining organisations such as the Civil Service, the Crown Prosecution Service, Police Scotland and other services throughout the UK. Other graduates have steered their career towards academia, research management or gone on to do further study, such as the Applied Social Research (Doctorate) or PhD. Industry connections ‌‌‌The course is supported by staff from both the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) and Law. SCCJR hosts regular, state-of-the-art events to which students are invited. The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research is a collaboration of several Scottish universities. It aims to produce excellent research and to develop excellent researchers so as to better the development of policy, practice and public debate about crime and justice. Though based in Scotland and determined to analyse and address crime and justice in Scotland, our work is international both in its influences and in its influence. We work for, with and through fellow academics, policymakers, practitioners and others involved with justice all over the world, believing that Scottish criminology and Scottish criminal justice has much to learn from and much to teach others. There are also strong links with the applied crime and criminal justice sector, including Police Scotland and the Scottish Prison Service. [-]

PhD, MPhil, MA(R) Criminology

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

As a graduate student in criminology, you will have the opportunity to take part in the bi-annual Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology with students from Erasmus University, Rotterdam; the Universities of Barcelona [+]

Best Masters in Criminology in United Kingdom 2017. Criminology has a long and distinguished tradition at Kent with its research base in the Crime, Control and Culture Cluster and the Kent Crime and Justice Centre. Research - Criminology MA(R), MPhil, PhD. - The Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology. The common study programme in critical criminology As a graduate student in criminology, you will have the opportunity to take part in the bi-annual Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology with students from Erasmus University, Rotterdam; the Universities of Barcelona; Bologna; Ghent; Hamburg; Middlesex; Porto; Utrecht; ELTE, Budapest; the Democritus University of Thrace; the University of the Peloponnese, Corinth; CUNY Graduate Centre, New York. The Common Study sessions are hosted by each of the participating institutions in turn. They are student-led and provide a wonderful opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with an international group sharing a common interest in critical criminology. Students have the opportunity to take a diploma by dissertation. The School is also home to Kent Criminal Justice Centre (KCJC), which is a collaboration of senior researchers at the University of Kent, based in SSPSSR, the Personal Social Services Research Unit and the Kent Law School. The core members have a multidisciplinary background, which includes sociology, economics, law and statistics, and expertise in sophisticated quantitative techniques, economic modelling and qualitative methods. KCJC has a national and international reputation for interdisciplinary research in the field of criminology and criminal justice. During recent years, the Centre has responded to a high level demand from the Home Office for evaluative research that incorporates cost-effectiveness, while still ensuring responsiveness to local and regional needs and opportunities. [-]

MA Criminology with a semester abroad

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Based in the SSPSSR, Canterbury Campus, and lasting one year, the MA in Criminology with a Semester Abroad is offered to full-time students. Students may either choose to study a semester abroad in the spring term or during the [+]

Based in the SSPSSR, Canterbury Campus, and lasting one year, the MA in Criminology with a Semester Abroad is offered to full-time students. Students may either choose to study a semester abroad in the spring term or during the summer vacation period. When the partnership with the university abroad allows, it is intended that students will receive a Student Mobility grant as part-contribution to the costs of the semester abroad. The amount of the grant will depend on the allocation of funds in the Erasmus Lifelong Learning programme. The programme enables mobility to a partner university in another country and thus gives the opportunity to take a new perspective on criminology and criminal justice policy in a different learning environment. It also provides the experience of a different way of life, enhancing the appreciation of diversity and intercultural dialogue, promoting personal development, and building the skills, flexibility and outlook for both organised and independent mobility in future training, education and employment. As well as cultivating a flexible, international and critical criminological outlook, such mobility develops a set of skills increasingly valued by employers in a globalising world. The programme Based in the SSPSSR, Canterbury Campus and lasting one year, the programme is offered to full-time students only. Study on the programme is divided into a number of modules and a dissertation. The programme is comprised of a total of 180 Kent credits (120 credits from taught modules and a 60 credit dissertation). This is equivalent to 90 ECTS credits (60 credits from taught modules and a 30 credit dissertation) Students will be required to take three compulsory modules (including the dissertation module), and will also choose four additional modules or equivalent from a range of options. [-]

MA Criminology

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The University of Kent is proud to offer a competitive and engaging MA in Criminology that combines a core programme of criminological theory and research methods with a series of exciting optional modules encompassing [+]

Best Masters in Criminology in United Kingdom 2017. The University of Kent is proud to offer a competitive and engaging MA in Criminology that combines a core programme of criminological theory and research methods with a series of exciting optional modules encompassing the topical criminological issues of the day. While the increasing popularity of Criminology as a subject discipline has seen an expansion of MA programmes in this area, there are many reasons to choose to study at Kent. - Study takes place within the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR), a department with an extremely strong research culture that was rated equal fourth in the national 2008 Research and Assessment exercise. - The Masters was founded by the world-famous Criminologist, Professor Jock Young. - The course is taught by internationally recognised team of academics and researchers. - The content of the programme remains at the cutting edge of current Criminological debate with a strong emphasis on the cultural context of crime. - Kent students are offered the unique opportunity to add an international dimension to their criminological study by participating in the Common Studies Sessions in Critical Criminology. This event provides students and staff the opportunity to exchange ideas and deliver papers on topics relating to critical, cultural and international criminology at a bi-annual conference run in collaboration with Kent University’s international criminology partners from universities in The Netherlands, the United States, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, and Greece. - We also offer an MA in Criminology with a Semester Aboard at one of our partner universities in the above countries. - For those interested in continuing their postgraduate study, SSPSSR has a strong reputation for continued study towards a criminology doctorate. Students may embark upon their studies over either a one year full time programme or a two year part time programme. At the heart of the MA Criminology are two core courses dealing with advanced criminological theory and advanced research methods. These are complemented by the opportunity to pursue either a research or library-based Criminological dissertation. Finally, students are free to choose from a wide range of optional modules, including: Cultural Criminology; Young People, Crime and Place; Terrorism and Modern Society; Prisons and Penal Policy; The Sociology of Violence; Critical and Global Criminology; Drugs, Culture and Control; Penology; and Policing. [-]