University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Criminological Research

This course explores themes such as criminal justice; comparative criminology; mental health and crime; a sociology of punishment; developmental criminology; a sociology of prison life; policing; social contexts of crime and crime prevention.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree or equivalent required, prior qualification in criminology not essential; applicants whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English: IELTS score 7.5, or TOEFL score 637 in conjunction with 5.5 in test of written English.

Course modules

2 compulsory seminar courses: criminological theories; criminological research methods; 2 further courses selected from approximately 12 optional seminar courses offered each year.

Assessment methods

Each course is examined by an essay of 3000 words; the joint schools course in social science research methods is examined by a research methods exercise of 4000 words; a short thesis (not exceeding 18000 words).

Sponsorship information

ESRC Advanced Course Studentships; Wakefield Scholarships and Manuel-Lopez-Rey Studentships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 20,535 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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