Sheffield is one of Europe’s leading centres for research in this field. Our MA takes a comparative, international view of the subject, which is relatively rare for this kind of course.
The Centre for Criminological Research combines expertise from the departments of architecture, law, politics and sociology. We’re funded by research councils, government departments and international organisations.
There are three ways to take the course:
Research pathway - training in quantitative and qualitative methods.
Taught pathway - no research training.
Restorative justice pathway - features two modules on the subject.
There are regular seminars and conferences with legal professionals and criminologists from around the world.
Through your dissertation project, you will develop research skills and an in-depth understanding of the subject.
The annual fee for Home/EU students starting in 2015 is £5750.00.Not specified
Teaching takes place through seminars. If you take the restorative justice path you'll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement.
Minimum 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in law, social sciences or humanities. An awareness of criminal law or social aspects of the law would be an advantage. We’ll consider qualifications on an individual basis.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
University guides confirm our position as one of the UK's leading universities. The Virgin 2008 Alternative Guide to British Universities, for instance, says that “Sheffield is a top university across the board”.