Taught course

Criminology (Social Statistics)

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

Entry requirements

A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, at undergraduate level, in a relevant social science discipline, and must have completed a quantitative research methods course unit and have studied criminological and/or sociological theory at undergraduate level or above.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in Criminology (Social Statistics) provides students with a thorough grounding in research methods, as well as the tools to collect and analyse advanced quantitative statistical data, with a focus on criminological research, theory, policy and practice.

Combining criminology and social statistics teaching from research-active staff in the School of Law and the School of Social Sciences, this course encourages students to critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin applied criminological and sociological research and give you an advanced understanding of social statistics. Students will develop a critical understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and their application, as well as specialist knowledge of the issues within contemporary criminological and criminal justice debates.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24-27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Law
+44 (0)161 306 1270