The Criminological Research course from University of Stirling covers the principles of collecting, analysing and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data whilst also taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin criminology and socio-legal research, as well as exploring issues with comparative research and developing an understanding of the relationship between criminological research and policymaking.
The course is supported by staff from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Criminal Justice Research – a multi-university body with international influence and links to academics, policymakers and practitioners around the world. The course is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the research training guidelines for undertaking a PhD in the social sciences.
Our Masters is the perfect foundation for a career in research, research management and commissioning or using research. You’ll graduate with a choice of careers available to you across the criminal justice system. This includes joining the Civil Service, the Crown Prosecution Service, Police Scotland and other services in the UK or overseas. Other graduates have steered their career towards academia, research management or gone on to do further study, such as the Applied Social Research (Doctorate) or PhD.
- Benefit from our links to the criminal justice sector and Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
- Boost your employability by studying at Scotland’s top-rated university for criminology
- Graduate with the skills to pursue a career in the criminal justice system or academia
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- Research Design and Process
- Quantitative Data Analysis
- Criminological Perspectives
- Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice Work
- Reflexivity and Observation
- Criminalisation, Social Control and Human Rights
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.
DisciplinesSociology Criminology Public Policy View 179 other Masters in Criminology in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
- If you don’t currently meet the academic requirements for this course, INTO University of Stirling offers a variety of preparation programmes that can earn you the qualifications and skills you need for direct entry.
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International17275 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17275 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National7100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.