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Criminal Justice and Social Research Methods MSc

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Lancaster University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

On this degree you will engage with the ethical issues concerning criminology and criminal justice research and with the policies informing the design of research into crime, deviance and punishment. It can open doors to research careers in both the public and private sectors.

This degree, which is eligible for ESRC 1+3 funding, guides you through the theory of criminological and criminal justice research and helps you to develop your skills in the collection, analysis and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data. The integration of criminal justice and criminological modules gives you a broader overview of current research and allows you to engage in more specialised criminological and socio-legal studies.

Our Law School is home to the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, the Centre for Law and Society, and the Centre for Child and Family Justice; these centres underpin our postgraduate teaching, which is often research-led and research-informed. Many of our lecturers are nationally and internationally renowned researchers.

Your postgraduate degree can prepare you for research jobs in organisations such as the Home Office, Probation Service, Social Services, and other government departments or voluntary organisations. You will have the opportunity to develop the skills to undertake and critically evaluate criminological research, which can be highly prized by employers. Whilst on the degree you will also have the chance to develop your analytical and communication skills which can help to build on your employability.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,800per year

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University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 103 2

    7th out of 102 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    142 64%

    34th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%

    94th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    144 73%

    19th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    62nd

    57

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