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MRes Criminology (Social Statistics)

University of Manchester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

The MRes in Criminology (Social Statistics) course provides you with a thorough grounding in research methods, as well as the tools to collect and analyse advanced quantitative statistical data, with a focus on criminological research, theory, policy and practice.

Combining criminology and social statistics teaching from research-active staff in the School, this course encourages you to critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin applied criminological and sociological research, and give you an advanced understanding of social statistics.

You will develop a critical understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and their application, as well as specialist knowledge of the issues within contemporary criminological and criminal justice debates.

Aims

  • Meet national and regional demands for new research and policy-oriented competencies in criminology or socio-legal studies with a focus on advanced quantitative data analysis.
  • Contribute to the national need for skilled social science researchers in criminological, socio-legal and related matters.
  • Ensure the necessary grounding both to understand and to contribute to the future development of quantitative methods in these research areas.
  • Provide advanced, systematic and critical knowledge of research methods and theoretical arguments in criminology or socio-legal studies which are at the forefront of the subject area in a vibrant research context.
  • Offer a course integrating a grounding in research methodology with understanding of the implications for policy.
  • Offer you the opportunity for developing your understanding of the key theoretical and epistemological debates within the subject area and to assist you to engage in theoretical debates at an advanced postgraduate level.
  • Provide a formal, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary training for you in research methodology and transferable employment related skills.
  • Prepare you for PhD level research careers in academic life or as professionals in government and voluntary agencies.
  • Train you to appreciate the relationship between research on the one hand and the application and operation of policy and practice in the implementation of justice.
  • Provide you with the tools for further research or study in criminology and/or socio-legal studies.

Coursework and assessment

The dissertation component of this course will focus on in-depth quantitative data analyses in an area of your interest, under the interdisciplinary supervision of two academic experts, one from criminology and one from social statistics.

Career opportunities

This degree is designed to ensure highly numerate, research-oriented and employable graduates, and will provide you with the skills necessary for roles within:

  • criminal justice;
  • academia;
  • government departments;
  • research institutes;
  • commercial research.

The University also has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 72 3

    11th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    177 75%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    34th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    38th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    152 77%

    13th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    60th

    4

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