Taught course

Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice

Institution
Bangor University · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A single or joint honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in Criminology, Sociology, Law, Political Science, Social Studies, Social Policy, or a related academic discipline.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The course was one of the first to take an internationally comparative perspective across a broad range of criminology and criminal justice issues. It is designed to meet the needs of three groups of potential students: those requiring a thorough research training specialising in criminology and criminal justice; those who are interested in pursuing criminology and criminal justice to an advanced level; and practitioners in the criminal justice field who wish to expand their horizons from national to international levels. The programme components consist of a generic research module (The Research Process) for training in qualitative and quantitative research methods in the Social Sciences, specialised training in Applied Research Criminology and a module on international case studies in Criminology, which allows students to incorporate their particular research interests and areas of enquiry in comparative criminological and criminal justice research. The MA includes a 20,000 word dissertation.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation30 (15000 words)
conference presentation5

Course contact details

Name
Subject Enquiries
Email
socialsciences.pg@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1248 383023