Masters in Social Sciences

Criminology

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Criminology is a multidisciplinary science that studies a diverse set of information related to criminal activities such as individual and group criminal activities, perpetrator psychology and effective means of rehabilitation. Criminology degrees examine social reaction to crime, methods and procedures to prevent and combat crime and social protection from crime. Criminology combines theories from other disciplines like psychology, sociology and law.

Curricula of Masters in Criminology offer students information on juvenile delinquency, cultures of crime, neighbourhood dynamics of crime, deviance and social control, terrorism, forensic science and criminal justice.

Students will acquire relevant knowledge of public policies and the ability to interpret their impact on society. They also develop skills like critical observation and attention to detail, strong analytical and investigative thinking. A criminology expert has a thorough knowledge of research methods and understands causes of criminal behaviour.

Graduates can find jobs in the field as counsellors, drug enforcement officials, investigative agents, probation officers or community development workers.

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Suggested Masters in Criminology

Master Justice and Criminology

Gain highly sought-after skills in the fields of crime science and crime management. The Justice and Criminology program is offered by the RMIT University. 

Australia
M.A. Global Criminology

Utrecht's University Master of Arts in Global Criminology equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and global crime issues, crime policies and crime control strategies.

Netherlands
M.A. Criminology

The University of South Florida's M.A. in Criminology is a two-year program designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the major ideas, issues, theories, and research comprising the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

United States
Pre-Master Sociology

ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation  in order to achieve full admission to their  field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to  students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

United States