Criminology at Aberystwyth University - UCAS

Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Criminology (Research)

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Course summary

Founded in 1901, the Department of Law and Criminology bases itself on a long, distinguished and increasingly varied experience of legal and criminological education and academic work. Over the years many well-known academics have taught in the Law School, and Aberystwyth law and criminology graduates have made their mark in a wide range of careers. The department is confident in its distinctive identity and reputation for teaching of high quality, linked to vigorous research activity carried out in a stimulating and friendly environment. The department's library has all of the electronic resources expected of any institution offering a full legal education. The Department of Law and Criminology participated in the Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment. That assessment found that 96.5% of publications submitted were of an internationally recognised standard and that 98% of research activity in the department was rated as internationally recognised. The academic staff are active in research and publication and participate in national and international debate and policy-making in the legal, criminological and related fields. The degree of MPhil is designed for those who wish to pursue research in a particular area of legal interest under the expert guidance of a member of the Department's staff. Requirements for Completion for the MPhil The MPhil requires the candidate to complete a thesis of around 60,000 words. The candidate will consult regularly with his or her supervisor, who will advise and provide guidance on the project. Those studying the degree full-time will also take a short course on research training to assist them to develop appropriate research skills . Period of Study for the MPhil The normal period of registration for a full-time student is 12 months during which time the student must be based in Aberystwyth. The normal period of registration for a part-time student is two years.

How to apply

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Entry requirements

2i Bachelors (Honours) degree, or equivalent, in Law or a related social science. Non-graduates may be considered individually on the basis of relevant work experience.

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Criminology at Aberystwyth University - UCAS