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MA Global Criminology

Course Description

Open your mind to a global perspective on crime and justice and the impact it has on society today.

University of Roehampton's MA Global Criminology will help you gain the skills required to explore and develop your own research. The course content draws on a diverse range of Social Science disciplines such as criminology, law and socio-legal studies, psychology, sociology and human rights.

Our programme comprises three core modules and three optional modules. The core modules include: Introduction to Global Criminology, which introduces you to key criminological theories and their application to global problems of crime and justice; Researching Global Criminology, an advanced research methods module that teaches you the core skills required in conducting criminological fieldwork; and Dissertation (MA only), where you will lead your own empirical research project with the support of an expert supervisor. Optional modules offer a range of specialisms drawn from our experts’ research fields.

Visit the website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses/global-criminology/

Course detail

This dynamic and outward-looking syllabus encourages fresh thinking in the study of global crime and justice. Our range of exciting new option modules will enable you to specialise in key criminological topics such as global policing, genocide, gender and violence, and media and popular culture.

You will gain a strong foundation of knowledge and be introduced to criminology within its historical and cultural context. You will also examine a range of contemporary global issues such as drug trafficking, violence against women and girls, mass incarceration, policing, organised crime, urban crime, political resistance and transitional justice.

The programme also offers a step-by-step theoretical and practical grounding in criminological research. You will gain key skills for your own research process, including research design, data collection, and data analysis. You will have the opportunity to specialise in a research project in which includes independently designing and analysing the project with the support of a supervisor.


Here are examples of the modules on this programme some of which are compulsory and others optional:

- Compulsory modules -

- Introduction to Global Criminology
- Researching Global Criminology
- Dissertation

- Optional modules -

- Gender, Hate and Violence
- Crime, Media and Popular Culture
- Global Policing
- Understanding Genocide
- International Human Rights and Criminal Law

Career options

You will be equipped with the knowledge, competencies and skills to prepare you for further study at PhD level or for careers both within and outside of the criminal justice sector.

Why study at Roehampton?

• Explore current criminological issues and debates from around the world and examine their impact at global, regional and local levels.
• Become part of our international research-led community of scholars and students who will challenge and develop your thinking about key global issues in crime and justice.
• Collaborate with our team of criminologists who will help develop your critical thinking skills, research techniques, and capacity to communicate complex intellectual ideas.

How to apply

Apply here: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate-entry-requirements/


For information on funding, please visit the following website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Finance/Student-Funding/

Visit the MA Global Criminology page on the University of Roehampton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You are usually expected to hold a good second-class honours degree (or above) from an approved university or college in the UK, or a recognised degree from abroad. Non-graduates with appropriate professional or other qualifications may be accepted on an individual basis by course conveners. To follow your chosen programme successfully, you will need to be fluent in written and spoken English. The guideline qualification in English regarded by the University of Roehampton as an acceptable minimum level of competence is British Council ACADEMIC IELTS at 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

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