Taught course


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

Entry requirements

A minimum Upper-Second Class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relvant discipline. A Lower Second class honours degree or below, or the overseas equivalent, may be sufficient for entry on to the Postgraduate Diploma, with possible upgrade to the MRes.

Criminology; Socio-Legal Studies

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides students with a critical knowledge of research methods and advanced theory in socio-legal studies. The programme consists of six compulsory core units, two further optional course units and a dissertation. The core units are: Researching Social Issues; Socio-Legal Research: Thoery and Methods; Evaluating Policy & Practice; Sociology of Law; Qualitative Research Methods; Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis: Options include Surveillance, Crime & Criminal Justice; Corporate Environmental Responsibility; Risk & Society; Law, Security & Justice. The programme is assessed by written coursework (67%) and dissertation of 15,000 words (33%).

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English need: IELTS 7.0 (minimum writing score 7), or TOEFL 625 paper-based (minimum score on "Test of Written English" 5.0) or 263 computer-based, or TOEFL 106 internet-based, or Cambridge Certificate Grade C. Pre-sessional English language courses at the University are recommended.

Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+44 (0)161 306 1270