University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Applied Social Research (Criminology)

The course prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation in criminal justice and criminology, leading to careers in research, research management, and commissioning or using research.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in all bands

Course modules

The nature of social enquiry; research design and process; introduction to information technology and library services; quantitative data analysis; qualitative data analysis; comparative social research; research methods in criminology and socio-legal studies; criminological perspectives.

Assessment methods

Essays, critical review essays, book reviews, research proposals, a computer lab-based assessment for quantitative data analysis, group project reports and the research dissertation. There are no examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 30 months
MSc Part-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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