A degree with an overall 2:1.
Months of entry
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.
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 with a minimum component score of 6.0
Fees and funding
We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
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