Offered by the School of Social Sciences in co-operation with the Law School, the course will provide students with postgraduate level knowledge and skills in the interdisciplinary area of criminology and law. It builds on criminological and legal skills and knowledge so as to provide specialist training in criminological, criminal justice and legal research. The course programme enables students to develop an international perspective on crime, justice and law through national and cross-national approaches and case studies of other societies, and/or ‘cutting edge’ issues in contemporary criminology and law. Students will also acquire a wide range of transferable skills.
Half of the compulsory modules will be delivered by the Law School with the other half delivered by the School of Social Sciences, giving a total of 60 credits for Law and 60 for Criminology.
Key Issues in Crime & Justice Legal Research Methods International Case Studies in Criminology & Criminal Justice Forensic Linguistics in Court International Criminal Law Course Structure Part 1 of the programme consists of modules in both Criminology and Law, taught between September and June. You will take 60 credits for Law and 60 for Criminology. Part 2 of the programme is undertaken between June and September, and consists of a 20,000 word dissertation based on a topic of your choice within Law.