MSc in Criminal Justice and Social Research Methods
On this degree, you will engage with the ethical issues concerning criminology and criminal justice research and with the policies informing the design of research into crime, deviance, and punishment. It can open doors to research careers in both the public and private sectors.
This degree, which is eligible for ESRC 1+3 funding, guides you through the theory of criminological and criminal justice research and helps you to develop your skills in the collection, analysis, and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data. The integration of criminal justice and criminological modules gives you a broader overview of current research and allows you to engage in more specialized criminological and socio-legal studies.
Our Law School is home to the Centre for Crime, Law, and Justice, the Centre for Law and Society, and the Centre for Child and Family Justice; these centers underpin our postgraduate teaching, which is often research-led and research-informed. Many of our lecturers are nationally and internationally renowned researchers. 80% of the School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).
Your core modules are Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Quantitative Research Methods, Crime and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century, Criminological Research in Practice, and Criminological Theory. You will choose one module from Criminologies of Violence, International Criminal Law; Feminist Criminology; International Human Rights Law; International Terrorism and the Law; and Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and Peace Building. A research-based Criminal Justice dissertation completes your degree.
Your postgraduate degree can prepare you for research jobs in organizations such as the Home Office, Probation Service, Social Services, and other government departments or voluntary organizations. You will have the opportunity to develop the skills to undertake and critically evaluate criminological research, which can be highly prized by employers. Whilst on the degree you will also have the chance to develop your analytical and communication skills which can help to build on your employability.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor's degree at least 3 years in length with at least 60% overall, with at least 55% in each year (year 2 onwards)*.
Indian Standard XII English at 80% or above
English language requirements for the majority of our Master courses:
IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 65 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or
ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 94, with a minimum of 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 22 in writing
The English language requirements for PhD:
IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 7.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 7.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 73 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or
ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 102, with a minimum of 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 22 in writing
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
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Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
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