Taught course

Criminology and Social Research Methods

Institution
London South Bank University · Arts and Human Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have a second class honours: 2:2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division or above in a related subject area. Applicants with extensive related work experience will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. In these cases, applicants will be interviewed by the Course Director. In so doing we will be able to assess applicants in terms of their academic and professional suitability.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The focus of this programme is on contemporary substantive issues in criminology and criminal justice and on criminological research methods. It is particularly appropriate for those engaged in criminal justice policy analysis and development or similar work in allied fields.

The programme develops a theoretical, policy and technical understanding of key issues within criminology, criminal justice and research methods. More specifically, it aims to develop an advanced understanding of the complex nature of crime, harm and victimisation together with an appreciation of the role of the state/criminal justice system in the regulation of human behaviour, deviance and crime. The programme will equip you to design and implement social scientific research using a broad range of methodologies, consider research ethics, analyse and present the material such research generates.

Through combining criminology and research methods, the programme enables you to think logically and in an informed manner about criminological issues. The programme fosters a critical awareness of the relationship between theory, policy and practice and enables you to utilize your research knowledge of research skills and translate these into research practice in the field of criminology and broader social science research professions.

Information for international students

We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL - 580 (print-based), TOEFL- 90 (internet-based), Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Fees and funding

Please use our online tuition fees checker at www.lsbu.ac.uk/fees

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7815 7815