University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Criminology and Social Research

The combination of analytic criminological knowledge and applied research skills on this programme will equip you with a sophisticated understanding of the key challenges and perspectives in contemporary criminology. It is aimed at graduates and practitioners with an appropriate first degree who seek advanced knowledge about issues connected with crime, deviance, control, the criminal justice system and social research. It will also suit graduates and practitioners considering a PhD in this area; and practitioners in the criminal justice system and related government and voluntary agencies who wish to develop their understanding of the wider issues connected to crime.

Course modules

Example module listing: Field methods; data analysis; criminological theories; research: from design to dissemination; criminal justice system; law, society and social control; crime and offending; evidence based practice in crime and criminal justice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a 15,000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

2 scholarships of up to £3,000 each will be available to students across the Department of Sociology's 3 MSc programmes, to be awarded on a competitive basis to self-funding students accepting an offer of an MSc place for the academic year 2015/16.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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