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MScCriminology and Socio-Legal Research

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £15,500.00 per year
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Overview

Explore the relationship between crime and the law, from the criminal justice system and issues with reoffenders, to crime in the media and the glamorisation of drugs.

Our MSc Criminology and Socio-Legal Research forms part of our ESRC Doctoral Training Centre accreditation and combines training in current debates in criminology with an introduction to legal theory and legal methods. It provides a good basis if you wish to conduct criminological research with a socio-legal dimension.

On this course you investigate topics including:

- Philosophy of law and jurisprudence
- Ripping, remixing, and viral culture
- Surveillance and punishment
- The English legal system
- Methods of social control

This course should also interest you if you are without a background in law, as we make good use of legal materials, in addressing our sociological and criminological research questions.

Our Department of Sociology was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014), and we consistently receive strong student satisfaction scores, including 96% overall student satisfaction in 2015.

Programme structure

Year 1

Dissertation
Legal Research and the English Legal System
Approaches to Legal Theory
Sociological Research Design
Current Controversies in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (optional)
Digital Economy (optional)

Career opportunities

This course provides excellent preparation for further academic study, and many of our postgraduates go on to successful academic careers, both in the UK and overseas.

Others have established careers in non-governmental organisations, local authorities, specialist think tanks, government departments, charities, media production, and market intelligence.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Pre-deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States