Master's Degree in Criminology in England in United Kingdom

Compare Masters Programs in Criminology 2017 in England in United Kingdom

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.

England is the largest of the four "home nations" that make up the United Kingdom. It is also the most populous of the four with almost 52 million inhabitants (roughly 84% of the total population of the UK).

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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. [+]

Masters in Criminology in England in United Kingdom. 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 [-]

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 [+]

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 [+]

Masters in Criminology in England in United Kingdom. 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 [+]

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. [-]