2019 start
MA

International Criminology

School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

Our award-winning teaching is informed by our world-class research in law and criminal justice. Our graduates are in demand all over the world.
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Course description

This course includes elements of international criminology and research training. It is one of very few courses that uses comparative and international perspectives to explore the key issues in criminology today.

The course is flexible, you can choose the taught path or the research route.

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Modules

Core modules

Taught path:

  • Responding to Crime in Europe
  • Issues in Comparative Penology
  • The Cultures of Criminology
  • The Research Process
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

A choice of several modules including:

  • International Criminal Justice
  • Policing and Society
  • Restorative Justice
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Methods of Criminological Research

For details of our Research Pathway please see www.sheffield.ac.uk/law

Teaching

Teaching takes place through seminars.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed on your essays and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

The University of Sheffield is the perfect place to study International Criminology because it has such a diverse range of staff and international students to develop rich debate and conversation. The support has been amazing with check-ups on how I’m doing and the teachers are happy to talk to you if you’re having issues understanding any topics.

Shannon Tighe
MA International Criminology

Entry requirements

We require a minimum 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law, social sciences or humanities. Other qualifications will be considered and relevant work experience will be taken into consideration alongside qualifications.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.