The Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice course offered at Bangor University it is designed to meet the needs of three groups of potential students: those requiring a thorough research training specialising in criminology and criminal justice; those who are interested in pursuing criminology and criminal justice to an advanced level; and practitioners in the criminal justice field who wish to expand their horizons from national to international levels.
The programme components consist of a generic research module (The Research Process) for training in qualitative and quantitative research methods in the Social Sciences, specialised training in Applied Research Criminology and a module on international case studies in Criminology, which allows students to incorporate their particular research interests and areas of enquiry in comparative criminological and criminal justice research.
The course prepares for a wide range of employment including:
- Law-enforcement agencies: the police, customs, the prison service
- Public administration: including crime prevention units, offender management, general administration, international institutions
- Political associations, work for members of parliaments, for lobby groups related to the criminal justice system and to issues of social justice broadly conceived
- Research institutes, researching criminological and sociological issues
- Academic institutions such as universities
- Transnational Crime
- Comparative and International Criminal Justice
- Research Design and Strategy
- Research Process and Meaning
- Social Science in Action
- Key Issues in Criminology
- Troseddeg Fforensic (Welsh medium)
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- We would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake) or the end of October (for January intake).
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- A single or joint honours degree of at least 2(ii) classification in Criminology, Sociology, Law, Political Science, Social Studies, Social Policy, or a related academic discipline.
- Applications from candidates who have relevant professional experience in lieu of a bachelor degree will also be considered. All applicants in this category will be invited for interview.
International17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 12 months.
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