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Criminology and Social Research - MA


Course Description

Combines the study of criminology with advanced training in social research methods.

Overview

Take a sociological look at the nature and causes of crime. With this degree, you'll learn how to analyse a wide range of data to examine the motivations behind why people commit crime and how societies attempt to control them.

Course content

In this course, you will analyse crime, deviance and social control and conduct research to examine their impact on society.

In the criminology modules, you'll gain a deeper understanding of why some people are motivated to offend and how this behaviour can shape our communities and our responses to crime.

In the social research methods modules, you will develop practical skills and techniques in qualitative and quantitative research.

Modules
This degree includes three criminology modules and three social research modules:
-Advances in Criminological Theory
-Critical Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System
-Law and Social Control
-Qualitative Methods
-Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
-Advanced Methods in Social Research

Careers

In addition to preparing you for doctoral study, a criminology and sociology degree like our MA in Criminology and Social Research can lead to a wide variety of careers in the fields of crime and justice. The mix of practical and analytical skills you'll acquire will position you competitively for jobs in this popular field.

Visit the Criminology and Social Research - MA page on the University of York website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have at least a 2:1 degree in sociology, criminology in a cognate discipline or equivalent suitable experience or qualifications. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the course coordinator.

Last Updated

20 February 2017

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