London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Criminology and Social Research Methods

The focus of this programme is on contemporary substantive issues in criminology and criminal justice and on criminological research methods. It is particularly appropriate for those engaged in criminal justice policy analysis and development or similar work in allied fields. The programme develops a theoretical, policy and technical understanding of key issues within criminology, criminal justice and research methods. More specifically, it aims to develop an advanced understanding of the complex nature of crime, harm and victimisation together with an appreciation of the role of the state/criminal justice system in the regulation of human behaviour, deviance and crime. The programme will equip you to design and implement social scientific research using a broad range of methodologies, consider research ethics, analyse and present the material such research generates. Through combining criminology and research methods, the programme enables you to think logically and in an informed manner about criminological issues. The programme fosters a critical awareness of the relationship between theory, policy and practice and enables you to utilize your research knowledge of research skills and translate these into research practice in the field of criminology and broader social science research professions.

Entry requirements

You should have a second class honours: 2:2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division or above in a related subject area.

Applicants with extensive related work experience will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. In these cases, applicants will be interviewed by the Course Director. In so doing we will be able to assess applicants in terms of their academic and professional suitability.

Course modules

Modules include: Criminological theory; crime, harm and victimisation; responding to crime: justice, social control and punishment; criminological research in practice; methods for social research and evaluation: philosophy, design and data collection; data analytic techniques for social scientists; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/scholarships

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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