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Postgraduate Certificate in International Criminology

Overview
Start date: September
Duration: 1 year full-time (FT)
2 years part-time (PT)
Course code: LAWT107 (FT)
LAWT175 (PT)
Course fees: See Postgraduate Taught Fees Look Up

The Postgraduate Certificate in International Criminology is directed at students seeking a short, tailored program in criminology, criminal justice and restorative justice as well as practitioners and policy-makers in these fields who may wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of recent domestic and international developments; one of very few programmes to use such perspectives to explore the key issues.

Why choose our MA International Criminology?

  • Unique - one of very few courses that uses comparative and international perspectives to explore the key issues in criminology today.
  • Research-led teaching - The University of Sheffield boasts one of Europe's leading centres for Criminology. 90% of the School's research outputs are judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • Expert - Criminology has been taught here for over 30 years by some of the world's leading experts in the field.
  • Support - the course director is your personal tutor throughout your studies.  
  • Flexible - full-time or part-time study.
  • Alumni discount - 10% fee discount for self-financing Sheffield alumni.

The Certificate will suit people who wish to gain expert, relevant and up-to-date information about contemporary and emergent theoretical, empirical and policy-related developments in these fields, with a particular emphasis on the comparative aspects of these development.

Centre for Criminological ResearchTaught by leading researchers, the course is derived from the well-known and highly respected MA International Criminology and 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 one of Europe's leading centres of excellence in this subject area. Criminology has been taught at Sheffield for over 30 years.

Upon successful completion of the course, you also have the option to apply for transfer to the MA International Criminology, with the completed modules counted towards the masters degree.


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Course structure

Course structure

As a student on the Certificate you'll take fewer modules than classmates studying toward the MA International Criminology. The PG Certificate allows you to choose four taught modules from the MA program, with the option to study on a full-time basis in 1 year or on a part time basis across 2 years. 

The links below provide you with further information on the course modules. Students will take units to the value of 60 credits from the following:



Module Title Module Code Credit Value
Responding to Crime in Europe LAW6901 15
Issues in Comparative Penology LAW6907 15
The Cultures of Criminology LAW6922 15
International Criminal Law LAW684 15
Policing and Society LAW6129 15
Restorative Justice LAW6903 15
Crime and Globalisation LAW6904 15
Gender and Violence LAW6923 15



We continually review our courses and reserve the right to discontinue or amend programmes/entry requirements. Course structures may be subject to change in future years. Content of our courses is reviewed annually to ensure it’s up-to-date. 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.

Course team

Our criminologists are leading academics in the School of Law who are themselves involved in research including restorative justice, policing, green criminology and violence.

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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.

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Teaching team

Dr Matthew Bacon

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Dr Cormac Behan

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Prof. Stephen Farrall

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Dr Tara Lai Quinlan

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Dr Gwen Robinson

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Prof. Joanna Shapland

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Dr Gilly Sharpe

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Dr Layla Skinns

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Prof. Nicholas Tsagourias

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Dr Maggie Wykes

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Careers

Careers and employability

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!

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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 Postgraduate Certificate in International Criminology applications you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) usually in law, social sciences, or humanities. Other qualifications will be considered as will applications from candidates with significant work experience in a relevant field.
  • In certain circumstances we may consider candidates who do not meet these minimum requirements.

Entry requirements for international students


English language requirements:

Our minimum English requirement is:

  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each component) or for alternative English language requirements please see here.

Please note:
We are continually reviewing our courses and reserve the right to discontinue or amend course programmes/entry requirements.


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.

How to apply

Application procedure

To apply for postgraduate study, you will need to complete our quick and easy Postgraduate Online Application Form.

For key information about applying to study at Sheffield, plus links to all of our procedures and Admissions policies, please see the University's How to Apply: Applying Essentials web page. You will also find important information on the supporting documents* you should include with your application. Please take the time to read this information before completing your application.

*If you do not have all of your documents ready, you can still apply and provide these to us later.

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.

To apply, please use our Postgraduate Online Application Form




Application deadline

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.





Funding and scholarships

Take a look at the University's funding opportunities available for postgraduate students.

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