Taught course

Criminological Research

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScMRes

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course provides you with expert training in the latest methods and approaches used in criminological research. We're ranked 1st in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2020).

We cover the principles of collecting, analysing and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data whilst also taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin criminology and socio-legal research, as well as exploring issues with comparative research and developing an understanding of the relationship between criminology research and policymaking.

The course is recognised as research training by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and is supported by staff from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Criminal Justice Research – a multi-university body with international influence and links to academics, policymakers and practitioners around the world.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

· IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill

· Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 176 with minimum of 169 in each skill

· Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with minimum 169 in each skill

· Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component

· IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20

More information on our English language requirements

Fees and funding

Please consult our website for up-to-date information on course fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MRes
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Richard Simmons
Email
r.a.simmons@stir.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1786 466 314