Taught course

Criminological Research

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

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 2019),

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.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
30 months

Course contact details

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