The MA in Comparative Criminology from University of Wolverhampton draws on a vast range of expertise and will prepare you for future research at doctoral level, as well as further developing your interpersonal and professional skills.
What you'll study
Its especial strength resides in the sustained combination of criminological, historical, policing and social science approaches and expertise made available to you by the course team. The sound grounding that you will have acquired by the time of completion will provide the skills and the confidence to consider and seek opportunities in public and private sector research-based employment, as well as a wide range of jobs within academia, customs and excise, border control, policing etc. to name but a few examples.
As the culmination of the course, you will undertake a piece of independent research in the form of a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic based on one or more of the taught components of the course. Guidance in this undertaking will come from your appointed dissertation supervisor but also from the Research Methods core module, which will be studied prior to you commencing your research.
Potential Career Paths
An optional Work Placement module will allow students to experience work-based employment and activities. This module allows for both a practical application of many of the transferable skills gained during the course and a reflexive opportunity of seeing how the academic issues addressed on the course can be related to ‘real-life’ applications and processes.
A key component of the course will be the regular use of guest speakers from both public and private sector organisations. These will give students the unique opportunity to learn about and discuss a variety of future employment and volunteering opportunities.
- Beyond Criminology: Victimisation of Social Harms
- Contemporary Justice
- Criminal Justice Ethics
- Prisons and Penal Reform In Twentieth-Century England and Wales
- Transnational Policing
- Work in Context
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesCriminal Law Criminology View 173 other Masters in Criminology in United Kingdom
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- A Bachelor of Arts Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a Humanities-based subject from a UK University or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent; to be verified by the Course Leader.
- You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).
International14450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14450 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7995 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7995 GBP per year during 12 months.
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