The Masters in Criminology introduces the theoretical and conceptual resources relevant to the study of crime, criminal justice and crime policy. It provides advanced training in social research methods.
• MRes: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
• PgDip 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time
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• This MRes will prepare you for a career as a researcher or for undertaking a PhD in criminological or criminal justice research. It is recognised for an Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 award through the Scottish Doctoral Training Centre.
• You will be benefit from the combined strengths of staff from the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research who are based at the University.
• The breadth and diversity of expertise represented within the teaching team is a key strength of the programme.
• There will be a number of guest lectures, presentations and seminars throughout, with high-calibre speakers from the UK and abroad.
• You will have the opportunity to link up with a criminal justice organisation for your dissertation work.
• This degree is taught alongside two MSc degrees: Criminology & Criminal Justice and Transnational Crime, Justice & Security. They have a stronger subject focus and less emphasis on research training.
The four core courses and two optional courses provide you with in-depth knowledge of current criminological issues and refine your social research abilities. For the MRes you will apply your analytical and research skills to a specialised topic and produce a dissertation.
• Understanding and explaining crime and social control
• Research and enquiry in crime and criminal justice
• Social science statistics 1
• Qualitative research methods.
At least one must be taken from the following
• Criminal justice: global challenges
• Rehabilitation and desistance from crime
• Penology and punishment
• Crime, media and popular culture
• Crime and community safety
• Criminological perspectives on security
• The global criminal economy.
Background and aims
This programme offers postgraduate study in criminology with the aim of preparing students for a career as a researcher, or for undertaking a PhD in criminology or criminal justice. It introduces students to theoretical and conceptual resources relevant to the study of crime and provides students with critical knowledge of research methods and advanced theory in order to undertake and critically evaluate criminological research. It serves both as a qualification in its own right as well as a platform for those who wish to go on to study for a PhD, or to conduct further research.
Glasgow is a stimulating place to study crime and responses to it, with a wide range of events and resources to enhance your studies. The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow
is a friendly, informal place in which to study criminology. Staff are knowledgeable, approachable and enthusiastic and there is a thriving and welcoming research culture. Our regular seminar series draws visiting speakers from the UK, Europe and the United States to give talks on their research and to meet students; we run an inter-disciplinary Ethnography Reading Group; a working lunch meeting which is an informal arena for staff and students to discuss research ideas and theoretical interests, and our postgraduates organise events through the year, including mini conferences, and social events.
Our programmes benefit from extensive links to the worlds of policy and professional practice. We have regular contributions to programmes from high-calibre speakers from the UK and abroad
The MRes is an ideal pathway towards a PhD and a career in academia. It will also prepare you for a career in research or policy development; especially with those public agencies and voluntary organisations concerned with crime prevention and community safety.
Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.
MRes: Home/EU £6800, Part time 20 credits £756, International £14500; PgDip: Home/EU £4533, Part time 20 credits £756, International £9667