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MRes Criminology (Social Statistics) University of Manchester

UK

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Summary

Course description

The MRes in Criminology (Social Statistics) course provides you with a thorough grounding in research methods, as well as the tools to collect and analyse advanced quantitative statistical data, with a focus on criminological research, theory, policy and practice.

Combining criminology and social statistics teaching from research-active staff in the School, this course encourages you to critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin applied criminological and sociological research, and give you an advanced understanding of social statistics.

You will develop a critical understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and their application, as well as specialist knowledge of the issues within contemporary criminological and criminal justice debates.

Aims

  • Meet national and regional demands for new research and policy-oriented competencies in criminology or socio-legal studies with a focus on advanced quantitative data analysis.
  • Contribute to the national need for skilled social science researchers in criminological, socio-legal and related matters.
  • Ensure the necessary grounding both to understand and to contribute to the future development of quantitative methods in these research areas.
  • Provide advanced, systematic and critical knowledge of research methods and theoretical arguments in criminology or socio-legal studies which are at the forefront of the subject area in a vibrant research context.
  • Offer a course integrating a grounding in research methodology with understanding of the implications for policy.
  • Offer you the opportunity for developing your understanding of the key theoretical and epistemological debates within the subject area and to assist you to engage in theoretical debates at an advanced postgraduate level.
  • Provide a formal, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary training for you in research methodology and transferable employment related skills.
  • Prepare you for PhD level research careers in academic life or as professionals in government and voluntary agencies.
  • Train you to appreciate the relationship between research on the one hand and the application and operation of policy and practice in the implementation of justice.
  • Provide you with the tools for further research or study in criminology and/or socio-legal studies.

Coursework and assessment

The dissertation component of this course will focus on in-depth quantitative data analyses in an area of your interest, under the interdisciplinary supervision of two academic experts, one from criminology and one from social statistics.

Career opportunities

This degree is designed to ensure highly numerate, research-oriented and employable graduates, and will provide you with the skills necessary for roles within:

  • criminal justice;
  • academia;
  • government departments;
  • research institutes;
  • commercial research.

The University also has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MRes Criminology (Social Statistics).

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£20,000.00 (20,64,966) per year

The fees quoted will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

From

Sep-21

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirement for international students

A minimum Upper Second Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant social science discipline, and must have completed a quantitative research methods course unit and have studied criminological and/or sociological theory. IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.5; TOEFL IBT 103 with 28 in writing and no further score below 25 in each section. TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757. Pearson - overall 73 with 73 in writing and no further score below 66; Scores are valid for 2 years. Please note that CAS statements are issued only when all conditions of the offer have been satisfied, PDF copy of passport received and the offer accepted.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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