Taught course

Criminology

Institution
The University of Manchester · Centre for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, is required in your first degree. A social science subject is advantageous but not necessary.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MRes in Criminology provides you with the advanced theoretical, conceptual and methodological expertise and skills necessary to undertake and critically evaluate criminological, socio-legal and criminal justice research.

Combining core research skills with specialist criminology and criminal justice teaching from research-active staff, this course encourages you to critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin applied criminological research. The course also provides formal, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary training in research methodologies and transferable employment related skills, for those interested applying for a PhD and/or planning a professional research career in, for instance, the voluntary, public or private sectors.

The MRes is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and North West Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (NWSSDTP) recognised foundation course for research training. This is an essential first step if you wish to undertake doctoral research as part of the 1+3 PhD in Criminology programme, which qualifies towards ESRC NWSSDTP funding.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

part time
24-27 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Law
Email
pg-law@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 1270