Taught course

Criminology and Socio-Legal Research

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Sociology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or equivalent in a social science subject.

Applications from students with a 2:2 or equivalent or a non-social sciences degree will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Explore the relationship between crime and the law, from the criminal justice system and issues with reoffenders, to crime in the media and the glamorisation of drugs.

Our MSc Criminology and Socio-Legal Research forms part of our ESRC Doctoral Training Centre accreditation and combines training in current debates in criminology with an introduction to legal theory and legal methods. It provides a good basis if you wish to conduct criminological research with a socio-legal dimension.

On this course you investigate topics including:

  • Philosophy of law and jurisprudence
  • Ripping, remixing, and viral culture
  • Surveillance and punishment
  • The English legal system
  • Methods of social control.


This course should also interest you if you are without a background in law, as we make good use of legal materials, in addressing our sociological and criminological research questions.

Our Department of Sociology was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014), and we consistently receive strong student satisfaction scores, including 96% overall student satisfaction in 2015.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk