University of Ottawa, Criminology master's program consists of three distinct 30 credit options: one with major research paper, one with thesis, and one with a thesis and field placement.
These three options are intended to equip students with knowledge of the major theoretical and methodological frameworks in criminology so that they will be able to critically analyze them and apply this knowledge to describe and explain conceptual and empirical problems of crime, justice and social control, both within the framework of optional courses or of an internship seminar with an on-site internship.
Thus, a master’s degree with three options is offered:
- Option with thesis (120 pages). In addition to the mandatory core courses, the acquisition of thematic theoretical and methodological competencies is achieved by means of a thesis and three elective courses.
- Option with thesis (120 pages) and field placement. In addition to the mandatory core courses, the acquisition of thematic theoretical and methodological competencies is achieved by means of a thesis, a field placement seminar and a field placement of 360 hours in an environment that responds to the learning interests of the student.
- Option with Major Research Paper (60 pages) that allows the student to complete the program on a part-time basis beginning in the fourth semester of registration. In addition to the mandatory core courses, the acquisition of thematic theoretical and methodological competencies is achieved by means of a major research project and five elective courses.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Research Methodology In Criminology
- Research Seminar In Criminology
- Quantitative Methods In Criminology
- Qualitative Methods In Criminology
- Theories Of Intervention In Criminology And Alternative Practices
- Counselling In Criminology
- Community Intervention In Criminology
- Social Policy And Criminology
- Field Placement Seminar
- Contemporary Criminological Theories
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, National
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesCriminology View 12 other Masters in Criminology in Canada
- Students must hold a Bachelor's degree with a major in Criminology or equivalent with a minimum average of 75% (B+).
- Their previous studies must have included CRM4304 Qualitative Research in Criminology (3cr.) and CRM3334 Quantitative Research in Criminology (3cr.) or equivalent. If not, they will have to take them as additional courses during their first session in the MA program.
International15728 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7864 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National5448 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2724 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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