PGCert 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.

The engaging teaching - our tutors' enthusiasm and passion for the subjects they teach is evident through everything they do, as is their expertise. The variety of teaching and learning methods, from optional lectures to seminars to workshops, both tutor- and student-led, ensures that no topic ever becomes stagnant.

Christopher Hardy, postgraduate student in School of Law

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

This course is directed at students seeking a short, tailored programme 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.

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 developments.

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 programme, with the option to study on a full or part-time basis.

Upon successful completion, 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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Module options

Students will choose four from the following:

  • Policing and Society
  • International Criminal Law
  • Responding to Crime in Europe
  • Restorative Justice
  • Crime and Globalisation
  • Issues in Comparative Penology
  • The Cultures of Criminology
  • Gender and Violence

Teaching and assessment

Teaching in each module takes place through fortnightly seminars. Modules will be assessed by 3,000 words of written work, normally in the form of an essay.

Course duration

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

Entry requirements

Entry to the programme normally requires a minimum 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, usually in the social sciences, law or humanities. Other qualifications will be considered as will applications from candidates with significant work experience in a relevant field.

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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Fees and funding

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

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: law@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 6771

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