Social Research Methods (Criminology) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc Social Research Methods (Criminology) aims to provide you with an advanced training in social research methods which can be applied to practical and disciplinary contexts. It aims to train you in research methods to a level which meets core expectations of the Economic and Social Research Council postgraduate programme and the Doctoral Training Alliance. This criminology pathway specifically aims to combine research skills training with an analytical understanding of issues in relation to crime, harm, victimisation and offending; thus providing you with expertise both in core criminological knowledge and skills and advanced-level research methods training. This course is suitable for you if you are looking to improve or develop your ability to research and evaluate policy and practice ethically and professionally, and if you are wishing to conduct research in an academic setting or pursue a career as a social researcher. Graduates are equipped to work within local government, education, health, the cultural sector, or anywhere where policies and practices are evaluated and inform future development. Graduates also work in employment arenas where it is important to submit well-crafted and conceptualised bids and proposals for projects. It is an appropriate course for those wanting to progress their current careers by increasing their research skills. Opportunities also exist in the criminal justice system (including the police, prison, probation and youth offending services). This programme is also ideal if you're interested in working (or already work) in social services and related voluntary agencies. Some of our MSc students continue to doctoral studies and/or work at colleges and universities. Visit Teesside University’s website for more information and to submit an application.


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Assessment method

You learn by attending lectures and seminars; discussing key readings; through group and individual activities and exercises; through debate and discussion with staff and other students; through informal and formal feedback on assignments; and through one-to-one teaching with members of academic staff. You are assessed through a wide variety of methods including qualitative and quantitative research and analysis exercises, written reports, essays, CV development and an original piece of research which is written up as an article or report (dissertation).

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good honours degree (2.2 or above) in a relevant field. However, those who have relevant professional qualifications and/or relevant experience will also be considered. Non-UK students must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements.

Fees and funding

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Social Research Methods (Criminology) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS