MA International Criminology
The MA International Criminology provides its graduates with a thorough understanding of criminology and criminal justice from international and comparative dimensions. This is one of very few programmes to use such perspectives to explore the key issues.
Why choose our MA International Criminology?
Taught by leading researchers, the course is a well-known and highly respected. Criminology has been taught at Sheffield for over 30 years, and the University of Sheffield has one of Europe’s leading centres of excellence in this subject area.
Our aim is to make this a truly international programme, so we welcome students from the EU and overseas, as well as those who have recently studied in the UK.
The programme will also be of interest to criminal justice and restorative justice practitioners and policy-makers who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of recent international developments in the fields of criminology, criminal justice and restorative justice.
The course offers you the flexibility to study either full-time in one year or part-time over two years. All students start in the first semester with the core modules for the degree and the choice between three possible pathways:
You will be asked to choose your preferred pathway when you commence core modules in the Autumn semester.
The MA International Criminology draws on the internationally regarded expertise of staff within the Faculty, particularly from The Centre for Criminological Research (CCR). CCR is one of the largest criminology and criminal justice research centres in the UK and is made up of staff from a variety of disciplines, including Sociological Studies, Politics, Architecture and of course Law and Criminology, amongst others.
Select the 'Course team' above to meet the leading academics teaching on the course.
*The Restorative Justice Pathway is not available to students studying on the part-time course. This pathway is only available for 2017/18 entry.
The MA International Criminology can be studied on a full time basis over 1 year or a part time basis over 2 years.
Please note the Restorative Justice Pathway is no longer available after 2017/18 entry.
Full time course structure
Please contact us for details of our part-time pathway.
Our criminologists are leading academics in the School of Law who are themselves involved in research including restorative justice, policing, green criminology and violence.
Convenor of this Course
Dr Mark Brown
I joined the School of Law in September 2014. Prior to that I had spent four years developing a small law and justice consultancy focused on actors in the international sphere and based in Geneva, while also working as a Chamonix-based professional mountain guide. Academically, I have spent most of my career in Australia where I was in the criminology program at the University of Melbourne. In 2011 I was a visiting professor at the Institute for Criminology and Criminal Law at the University of Lausanne and I held an earlier visiting appointment at Delhi University Law School.
The MA in International Criminology can lead to a range of fascinating careers. Graduates of the programme have gone on to become researchers for government departments, have joined the professional social service as police, probation officers and social workers, and those taking the research pathway often end up in academia. In fact, several former students now lecture on the course!
Find out what our graduates say.
All applications are considered on an individual basis based on academic ability, taking into account your academic record and experience.
If you are studying your undergraduate degree, you can apply for postgraduate courses at any time with your predicted results. We may make you a conditional offer.
For all MA in International Criminology applications you must meet the following criteria:
English language requirements:
Our minimum English requirement is:
How to apply
For information on the application process please select the 'How to apply' tab above.
If you need any further information, please contact us.
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Funding and Scholarships
There are a number of University scholarships available for postgraduate students