Criminology and Social Research at University of York - UCAS

University of York

Degree level: Postgraduate

Criminology and Social Research (Taught)

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Course summary

The programme is led by a team of academic specialists with practical knowledge in their respective fields, this course will provide you with the skills to understand and analyse crime and deviance and its effect on society. Within the criminology modules you will be introduced to wide ranging academic debates about crime, deviance and social control. You will develop an awareness of debates in the fields of criminology and the criminal justice system, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of why some people are motivated to offend and how this behaviour can shape communities. In the social research methods modules you will develop practical skills and techniques, and learn to identify the most effective ways to conduct research projects. In qualitative research you will cover areas such as observation skills and the most effective way to conduct an interview. Quantitative modules include study of a range of packages from descriptive statistics to interpreting large scale data. You will then use these techniques to carry out your own research and analyse the findings. The Masters dissertation brings together the taught elements of the course and is worth a third of the final mark.


Assessment method

All assessments for the taught modules are by open essay and presentations. At the end of the course students write a 15,000 word dissertation.

How to apply

International applicants

Entry requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9990 Year 1
EU £22250 Year 1
England £9990 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9990 Year 1
Scotland £9990 Year 1
Wales £9990 Year 1
Channel Islands £9990 Year 1
International £22250 Year 1

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Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.

Criminology and Social Research at University of York - UCAS