Taught course

Criminology

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Law
Qualifications
MSScPGDip

Entry requirements

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in criminology. It focuses on the major theoretical approaches in criminology, in particular what 'causes' crime and 'why' people offend. The thrust of this programme is sociological in orientation though psychological aspects of crime are also considered. These theoretical foundations are linked to the actual operation of criminal justice systems, in a national, international, historical and comparative context.

Students are encouraged to develop an in-depth and critical understanding of how crime is responded to and to acknowledge differential treatment within the criminal justice system of the young, minorities, ethnic and racial groups and so on, and are given the opportunity to explore a particular criminological-related issue in detail through the submission of a dissertation. The programme will also develop each student's research skills, equipping them to pursue further postgraduate research, or careers in criminal justice-related agencies.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Fees and funding

For information regarding funding, please refer to the Postgraduate Office website at:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

MSSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Graham Ellison
Email
pglawenquiries@qub.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 28 9097 3842