Taught course

Criminology

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree in criminology or a related field, or a postgraduate diploma, or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an honours degree. It is recognised that non-standard applicants may be well-equipped to successfully complete Masters level study and applications will be assessed flexibly, while maintaining the necessary academic standards.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course examines Criminology and criminal justice in their widest sense to include consideration of issues such as human rights, politics, international relations and social policy. It gives students the opportunity to explore both theoretical and applied criminology, and to engage critically in considering the relationships between theory, research, policy and practice. Criminology employs a multidisciplinary approach, informed by a range of different disciplines, which include applied medico-legal science, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, law, political science, history and geography. As a result of these competing viewpoints your research of criminology will be a very challenging and rewarding area of postgraduate study.

Features & benefits of the course

  • Teaching staff have national and international reputations within the discipline and are actively engaged in research, publication, academic enterprise as well as being involved in government consultation, policy development and evaluation. This feeds into teaching and, as a result, you can expect to be exposed to the very latest developments and emerging knowledge in this field.
  • The degree caters for students whose aims and interests are purely academic alongside those who want to develop a more practice-related focus.

Career Prospects

This course aims to equip you with the skills to progress to higher research programmes, and/or to expand and enhance your career opportunities and professional practice within criminal justice and related agencies and organisations. While the degree is discipline-specific, successful completion provides evidence of high standards in a range of transferable skills that may be relevant in non-related career settings, for example, information retrieval, summarising complex material, producing high quality reports, initiating and developing projects.

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Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
postgradcrimsoc@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969