University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

MSc Criminology, Gender and Sexualities

This exciting new programme - the only one of its kind in the UK - reflects the growing trend towards gendered analyses of crime and punishment within the discipline of Criminology as a whole. Students on this programme will explore the following: Is it a crime for a woman to take drugs whilst she is pregnant? What does #MeToo mean for how we approach cases of sexual harassment now? How complicated is it to understand sexual consent? Is prostitution a form of violence or a form of work? What is the role of the court in deciding whether a disabled person can get married or have children? Should obscene art be banned? Should the law intervene if people decide to take risks in their sexual practice? How should the criminal justice system respond to contemporary debates about trans rights? How do different legal systems deal with sex trafficking, drug-related crimes and forced migration? How has mainstream criminological theory and research addressed the subjects of gender and sexuality? There are four compulsory modules on the programme: **Feminist criminological research** **Crime and Criminal Justice in a Globalised and Gendered World** **Sexuality, Culture and Criminality** **Academic Project** Drawing feminist perspectives, each is taught by experts in the field of criminology, gender and sexuality. Given the diverse perspectives of teaching team, students are exposed to a wide-range of perspectives on these issues. This will enrich their understandings of contemporary debates within the field. Two optional modules are offered. These are Controversies in Contemporary Criminology and, Crime, Terrorism and the State. **Controversies in Contemporary Criminology** is team taught. This module will focus on topics that often appear at the margins of the discipline. Students will learn how scholars/researchers have approached these controversial topics, both from a methodological and a theoretical perspective. The issue of teaching sensitive topics in the classroom will also be addressed. The study of controversy is salient for the study of gender and sexuality in the context of crime. **Crime, Terrorism and the State** is taught by colleagues with expertise in Terrorism. It offers students the potential to explore gendered criminological issues beyond a strictly gendered lens. By choosing this module they will be able to interact with debates about women's bodies, race, nationhood, colonialism and state violence: all of which are salient for students interested in gender sexuality and crime. Using lectures, seminars, workshops and a range of creative teaching and assessment techniques you will develop presentation, writing and project management skills. The degree cumulates in an **Academic Project**. This will require students to produce an academic journal-style piece of writing and to present a conference-style paper of their work. These and other innovative assessments on the course enable students to developed applied employability skills. You will also be able to participate in a lively Criminology Society at the University of Greenwich, and in volunteering and employability events, to get your career off to a flying start.

Entry requirements

MSc: The university will consider applicants with a relevant Bachelor's Honours degree (UK equivalent) class 2:1 or better in criminology or a cognate discipline including, for instance, law, sociology, history, geography and other social sciences or humanities subjects; or an overseas equivalent. (In some cases, it may be possible to consider acquired prior learning and experience). If there is no degree relevant, a professional qualification and experience in the field of Criminal Justice may be considered, and you may be invited to interview to discuss this. Additionally, if you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent (score in a recognised English Language Test). If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score MUST be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. We welcome applications from mature students and/or students with professional work backgrounds.

Course modules

Full-time Compulsory Modules Feminist criminological research (30 credits, Term 1) Crime and Criminal Justice in a Globalised and Gendered World (30 credits, Term 1) Sexuality, Culture and Criminality (30 credits, Term 2) Academic Project (Dissertation) (60 credits, Terms 1 &2) Optional Modules Controversies in Contemporary Criminology (30 credits, Term 2) Crime, Terrorism and the State (30 credits, Term 2) Part-time Year one: 90 credits Compulsory Modules Feminist criminological research (30 credits, Term 1) Sexuality, Culture and Criminality (30 credits, Term 2) Crime and Criminal Justice in a Globalised and Gendered World (30 credits, Term 1) Year two: Compulsory Modules Academic Project (Dissertation) (60 credits, Terms 1 &2) Optional Modules: Students are required to take one 30 credit module from the following: Controversies in Contemporary Criminology (30 credits, Term 2) Crime, Terrorism and the State (30 credits, Term 2)

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through: • Written assessments. This includes case studies, report writing and academic essays. • Presentations and leading seminar sessions. • A 10,000-word academic project. This written work will reflect a journal article in length and style of argumentation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Greenwich Maritime (University Campus) SE10 9LS London

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