Criminology

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £15,250
Domestic tuition: £6,000

Program overview

The MSc Criminology course establishes clear connections between conceptual theories of crime and justice, and applied examples of how they affect contemporary societies. The course has an international focus that goes beyond UK or Scottish borders, making it appealing for a diverse student cohort. The course content encourages the pursuit of innovative and socially just responses to the problem of crime, from crimes in the street or at home, to crimes of the powerful, crimes across borders, the much newer phenomenon of online crime, and the drug problem. Throughout the course, there's an emphasis on the need for a strong critical understanding of how research is framed, used and developed, which is delivered via modules in data analysis and research design, as well as criminological and socio-legal research methods. You’ll have the opportunity to explore concepts of criminal justice, the social contexts of crime, and a variety of criminological theoretical perspectives as well as applied insights. With elective modules in specialist subjects you can acquire and develop a range of skills which will significantly enhance your confidence in criminology and your employability. Subjects include: rehabilitation and criminal justice work drug policy and interventions criminalisation, social control and human rights The course is ideal for those who are keen to continue their studies at postgraduate level, as well as for practitioners who wish to consolidate existing experience and training with a Masters qualification.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or minimum grade of 7/10 in a Specialist Diploma or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each sub-skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 51 in each sub-skill; IBT TOEFL 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing;

Career opportunities

As a Masters graduate in criminology, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue a number of career routes in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Graduates in criminology can go onto roles including: police prison service probation and community justice courts human rights advocacy youth work women’s justice and recovery services victim support surveillance intelligence services services for individuals or families affected by drug use drug policy and information organisations charities and social enterprises With a combination of specialist theoretical and methodological knowledge, as well as critical-analytical skills, our course is also a great platform for those considering research and policy-related roles.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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