Taught course

Clinical Criminology

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Criminology
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

First or second class honours. Comparable professional qualifications and experience considered.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of offending behaviour, particularly the key role played in lawbreaking by mental illness, personality disorder, and cognitive impairment. Special attention is paid to sexual offending and personality disorders like psychopathy. Key legal issues are also explored, including fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility.

Includes core and option modules in clinical criminology; criminology; legal psychology; penology; research methods; sexual violence; racism,crime and disorder; drugs and risk management. Assessment by written assignments, presentations and individually supervised dissertation research.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5, IELTS computer score of 250 or TOEFL 600 normally required.

Fees and funding

Employers, Biritsh Council, Sponsorship

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Department of Criminology
Email
criminology@le.ac.uk
Phone
0116 252 2458/3946
Fax
0116 252 5788