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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Criminology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc in Criminology has been designed for those who wish to pursue advanced criminological study and explore some of the most cutting-edge ideas in contemporary criminology. The programme is open to graduates of various social science disciplines, and provides a multidisciplinary platform from which to engage with the complexity of contemporary debates and challenges around crime and its control.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates can pursue a career in law enforcement or corrections, policy analysis and policy making, in non-governmental organisations, international research institutions and think-tanks (eg UNODC), within various government departments and ministries, and in the media and criminal justice system more broadly.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

This module will introduce you to the fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative methods in the social sciences as applied to criminological, criminal justice research and cross-national and comparative research. The module will enable you to carry out your own research as well as further developing your critical skills in order to analyse and evaluate the research you read in academic journals, government reports and popular media. You will be introduced to both principles and practices of criminological research through an examination of case studies in the field.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students need a second-class honours degree in the humanities, social sciences or law. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

Department profile

Birkbeck School of Law Founded over 25 years ago, we are a leading critical law school within the University of London. We draw on the values and methods of the social sciences and humanities, to shape our innovative approach to the study of law and criminology. Our internationally recognised research guides our teaching, while strong links with the legal profession give our students real-world expertise and experience. Department...more

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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