Taught course

Criminology (Research Methods)

University of Strathclyde · School of Applied Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class Honours degree in social science or equivalent qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will provide you with a critical understanding of core contexts and critical arguments, theories and debates in penal policy and practice. You'll also gain a critical understanding of the major themes and topical issues that arise within criminology and criminal justice.

You'll have the opportunity to explore the political, economic and social factors that impact on criminological and criminal justice research and to develop an understanding of the impact that such research has on policy and practice and vice versa.

Overall, the course will provide you with both subject specific knowledge as well as an introduction to generic research methodology and core skills. This will enhance your ability to undertake a piece of independent research on a specific area by improving your knowledge and understanding of a range of different research approaches within criminology, criminal justice and social sciences more generally.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, we require IELTS 6.5 with no elements below 6.0, or TOEFL IBt 92.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £6,250
International students
Full time: EU £6,250 Non EU £14,050

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

HaSS PGT Enquiries
0141 444 8600