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Criminology - MA University of Kent

UK

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Course info

Summary

The MA was founded by the world-famous criminologist, the late Professor Jock Young. You are lectured, supervised and tutored by a team of scholars and researchers internationally renowned for their world-class teaching and publications.

Criminology is an important part of the activities of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR), which is one of the four top institutions of its kind in the UK. In 2012, we were awarded the first National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology by the British Criminology Society in recognition of our innovative approach.

The atmosphere of the School is informal and friendly and there is a lively and diverse postgraduate community. Regular staff/graduate seminars introduce you to the work of academic staff and research students as well as academic visitors, and provide opportunities both for sociability and for intellectual stimulation. The large number of academic staff and our favourable staff/student ratios mean that academic staff are readily accessible.

A key feature of the MA Criminology is its involvement in a Common Study Programme. The Common Study Programme is a biannual student-centred conference at which students are invited to present papers, meet students and staff from other countries and exchange ideas.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment is by six coursework essays and the dissertation.

Programme aims

This programme aims to:

  • provide a post-graduate programme in criminology of the highest standard with teaching that is informed by internationally recognised research and scholarship
  • give you a comprehensive overview and understanding of contemporary debates in criminology and criminal justice including those around diversity and inequality
  • involve you in a critical analysis of crime and punishment in relation to developments in social theory, sociology and social policy
  • provide an understanding of the social processes that influence the relationship between individuals, groups and institutions
  • focus on the relevance of social science for the analysis and assessment of crime and criminal justice policy

Careers

Building on Kent’s success as the region’s leading institution for student employability we place considerable emphasis on you gaining specialist knowledge in your chosen subject alongside core transferable skills. We ensure that you develop the skills and competences that employers are looking for including: research and analysis; policy development and interpretation; independent thought; writing and presentation as well as time management and leadership skills. You also become fully involved in the professional research culture of the School. A postgraduate degree in the area of Criminology is a particularly valuable qualification that can lead to many exciting opportunities and professions.

Recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers across the criminal justice system, encompassing areas such as counter-terrorism, advocacy, probation, social policy and research. Our graduates have found positions in organisations such as the Civil Service, the Ministry of Justice, various police services and the Probation Service.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Criminology - MA.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£16,800.00 (17,37,459) per year

For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Canterbury Campus

University of Kent,

Canterbury,

Kent,

CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have a good honours degree in criminology, sociology, social policy, law or other related social science discipline, or substantial experience in social or political research or a relevant profession. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. IELTS: 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in R&W; 5.5 in S&L). TOEFL: 85 overall (with a minimum of 22 in R; 21 in W; 17 in L; 20 in S).

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

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