Taught course

Criminology and Social Research

University of York · Department of Sociology

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 or equivalent in Sociology, Criminology, another cognate discipline or equivalent suitable experience. Alternatively, we may accept a 2:2 undergraduate degree supported by at least one year of relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Examine the nature and causes of crime from a sociological perspective.

On this course, you'll examine the motivations of people who commit crime and how societies attempt to control them. You'll learn how to analyse a wide range of data. You'll also gain a critical understanding and practical knowledge of a range of social research methods relevant to conducting criminological research.

After finishing your studies, you'll have the skills and knowledge required to pursue a successful career in academic research, criminal justice and related fields.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Katy Sian