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 two 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.
Most of the teaching on this programme is seminar-based. Modules are assessed by means of of an essay and at the end of the course, you will write a final dissertation under the supervision of an expert member of staff.
The MA International Criminology can be studied on a full time basis over 1 year or a part time basis over 2 years.
The example course structure below is based on the 2018-19 academic year and may be subject to change in future years.
Full time course structure
Please contact us for details of our part-time pathway.
Our campus and how we use it:
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
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
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.
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Other potential costs
If for any reason, you fail or are unable to complete an assessed piece of work which is a requirement to pass your course, you may be required to pay a reassessment fee. information about these fees can be found on the University's exam web pages.
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Please be aware that this information can be subject to change if there is a change in policy.
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:
Applicants with disabilities or dyslexia
We welcome disabled students and are committed to responding effectively and appropriately to individual support needs. We take all practicable steps to ensure that students with disabilities can participate in their studies without disadvantage, and can make full use of the university's academic and support services.
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Please note: you do not need to wait for final examination results or references before you apply. The University of Sheffield can issue conditional offer letters if you have not taken your final examinations or English language qualifications.
There is no institutional deadline for the submission of applications for postgraduate taught courses. However, if you’re not going to be able to start your studies on time, you may be asked to defer to the following academic year so please allow plenty of time to make your application. Remember, if you are successful, there are other arrangements to be made before coming to university.
Places are limited. Therefore we recommend submitting your application early to avoid disappointment.