M.A. International Criminology

University of Sheffield

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Tuition fee:
  • € 5,800 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,620 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences
We are a forward-thinking and innovative law school with a tradition of excellence stretching back over a hundred years. Our teaching is rated as excellent. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise places us in the top twenty research departments in our field.

About the course
1 year full time

This course is distinctive because it includes elements of international criminology, restorative justice and research training. You'll study criminology and criminal justice through a comparative and international dimension.

There is also a strong focus on restorative justice that reflects a view of criminal justices found on several continents. We offer flexibility in the way you study, with a choice of three pathways: the taught path, the restorative justice path and the research route.

Your career
A masters from Sheffield will give you the knowledge and skills to make you stand out in todays competitive job market. Most of our graduates from the MA Law, Legal Practice Course and MA Legal Practice enter the legal profession.

Graduates from our other programmes have used their postgraduate training in a variety of ways, in research careers, in teaching or in policy development in various organisations worldwide.


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

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

Upper-Second Class Honours degree or international equivalent in Law, Social Sciences or Humanities (although an awareness of criminal law or social aspects of the law would be an advantage). Candidates with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

If your first language is not English, and you have not studied at degree level in English before, we require a qualification in English, currently IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

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.

60 (Grade C)

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