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
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
Course contact details
- School of Law
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