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International Criminology

School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

One of only a few courses that uses comparative and international perspectives to explore the key issues in criminology today.
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Course description

This course includes elements of international criminology and research training. It is one of the very few courses that use 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

  • 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:

  • Critical Approaches to Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • Policing and Society
  • Restorative Justice
  • Gender and Violence
  • Crime and Globalisation
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods

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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

Teaching in each module is through seminars.

Assessment

Most modules will be assessed by 3,000 words of written work in the form of an essay. The dissertation will normally be 10-12,000 words long, reporting on research on a topic relevant to the course and agreed in consultation with a supervisor.

Duration

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

Student profiles

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.

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

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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