Taught course

Criminology

Institution
Middlesex University · School of Health and Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. Qualifications accepted For a comprehensive list of qualifications accepted by Middlesex, see further information under entry requirements

Months of entry

October

Course content

Criminology at Middlesex has a particularly strong international reputation. The department was pioneering in an influential strand of criminology called ‘left realism’, and established one of the very first courses of its kind in the UK, which is still considered to be one of the leading postgraduate criminology courses.

The MA in Criminology will expand your knowledge and understanding of crime and criminal justice at national and international levels. It promotes a critical and comparative approach to subject matter and will equip you to apply traditional and contemporary criminological perspectives and methods to rapidly changing problems.

A highlight of the course is an opportunity to attend common study sessions with postgraduate criminologists studying in universities across Europe including Athens, Barcelona, Ghent, Hamburg and Rotterdam and also at John Jay College in New York.

Key benefits

  • Highly reputable criminology department with a long history in training the very best criminologists
  • Innovative and pioneering research, particularly in the areas of crime, policing, community safety, justice and victimisation and broader fields of conflict, social movements, international conflicts, political violence and terrorism
  • Academic staff are all members of the Crime and Conflict Research Centre with excellent industry links
  • Academic staff are involved in developing pioneering work, recently in areas such as 'status dogs' and gangs (Dr Simon Harding) and sex offenders’ use of the internet and online child safety (Dr Elena Martellozzo)
  • Option to study a module in global criminology, adding a truly international dimension to your training
  • Common study sessions with other postgraduate criminologists from universities across Europe and also at John Jay College in New York
  • All postgraduate students in the department are invited to attend twiceyearly conferences in either Greece, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, UK or USA

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Middlesex Enquiries
Email
enquiries@mdx.ac.uk