Manchester Metropolitan University


This course examines Criminology and criminal justice in their widest sense to include consideration of issues such as human rights, politics, international relations and social policy. It gives students the opportunity to explore both theoretical and applied criminology, and to engage critically in considering the relationships between theory, research, policy and practice. Criminology employs a multidisciplinary approach, informed by a range of different disciplines which include: applied medico-legal science, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, law, political science, history, geography. As a result of these competing viewpoints your research of Criminology will be a very challenging and rewarding area of postgraduate study.

Course modules

Modules include: Core Units: Crime, criminology and criminal justice; Dissertation; Social science research methods: Optional units: Contemporary criminological debates; Critiquing crime and justice; Globalisation: media, culture and consumption; Social divisions, social inequality and intersectionality.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through coursework which includes essays, reports, case studies, presentations and a final dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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