M.A. International Criminology

University of Sheffield

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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About the courseSheffield is one of Europes 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. Were 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.


Core modules
* Responding to Crime in Europe
* Issues in Comparative Penology
* The Cultures of Criminology
* The Research Process
* Dissertation

Restorative Justice Pathway: * Research Training Modules
* Restorative Justice
* Issues in Restorative Justice

Optional modules
* Freedom, Security and Criminal Justice
* Restorative Justice
* Crime and Late Modernity
* International Crime Prevention
* International Criminal Justice
* Environmental Criminology

Teaching takes place through seminars. If you take the restorative justice path you'll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement.

* Essays
* Dissertation


Entry Requirements 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. Well consider qualifications on an individual basis.

English Language Requirements

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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)

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