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Criminology, Gender and Sexualities MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Criminology Gender Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This new MSc in Criminology, Gender and Sexualities is the only course of its kind in the UK. Explore growing trends towards gendered analyses of crime and punishment within the field of criminology. This master's course draws upon a wide range of perspectives to explore contemporary debates in criminology. You'll consider the impact of the MeToo campaign, the implications of sexual consent, and how different legal systems deal with sex-trafficking and drug-related crimes. You'll also address how mainstream theory and research has addressed issues such as gender and sexuality.

On this course, students are assessed by: examinations and coursework. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include practice assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade. This course will appeal to those wishing to extend their knowledge of gender-based research within criminology. Graduates of this course can also pursue other postgraduate research opportunities at the university, including an MPhil or PhD. Potential career destinations include third sector / Non-Governmental Organisations working in gender and crime; charities and humanitarian agencies; local, national and international government and policy-making bodies; and education.

Different course options

Full time | University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus) | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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The purpose of this course is to equip students with specific research skills fundamental to feminist criminological research. The main sources of research used by modern criminologists derive from three main sources: official statistical records (compiled by the police and other criminal justice agencies. Government agencies and non-governmental agencies); large scale surveys (often commissioned by the government) and small-scale surveys/studies (conducted by academics, pressure groups, NGOs and local authorities). This module offers students the opportunity to engage with a subject of their own choosing. Drawing on the taught course - International feminist criminological research - students can choose from a range of topics relating to gender, sexuality and crime. Students will be encouraged to engage with the various criminological sources of research listed above, particularly sources that employ feminist methodologies.

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Entry requirements

Students need a first-class or upper second-class bachelor's degree with honours (or an overseas equivalent) in criminology or a cognate discipline. This may include law, sociology, history, geography, or another social sciences or humanities subject.

Department profile

Undertaking your postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences is your opportunity to study at one of London’s most beautiful campuses, based on the banks of the River Thames. We cover a range of academic disciplines across four very distinct schools....more

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more

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