Master Criminology and Social Research Methods - Máster en Criminología y Métodos de Investigación
The MSc in Clinical Criminology provides you with an in-depth understanding of offending behaviour, particularly the key role played in lawbreaking by mental illness, personality disorder and cognitive impairment. We will pay special attention to sexual offending and personality disorders such as psychopathy in order to provide a thorough grounding in theory and how this relates to practice in the criminal justice system.
You will also explore key legal issues including fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility. This degree also allows you to examine correctional interventions in the assessment, treatment and management of ´problematic´ categories of offenders and ex-offenders.
The course has been prepared by lecturers who are at the forefront of research in this field. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of crime and its consequences, both theoretical and applied with a particular focus on the psychology of offending.
The degree will equip you with the skills to interpret and critically assess research on crime, criminal justice and policing as well as conduct and write up your own independent study on a topic of your choice for your dissertation. These skills will be complemented by transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.
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2:2 degree or above or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Current Issues in Clinical Criminology
Crime Justice and Psychology
Criminological Research Methods
Plus your Dissertation
Option Modules, choose two option modules from:
Racism and Hate Crime
Current Issues in Forensic Science and Justice
Gender and Crime in a Globalised World
Power, Crime and Criminal Justice
Drugs and Crime
Crime Justice and Psychology
Responding to Terrorism
Our MSc in Clinical Criminology will equip you with a whole host of skills that will give you a head-start in today’s competitive job market. The Department works closely with the University’s Career Development Service to alert you to relevant opportunities.
A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career changing. It can be the springboard to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role.
If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level. Postgraduate education at Leicester is a rewarding and enriching experience that enhances personal development.
Each year, some of our students progress to a PhD either at Leicester or at another university. Doctoral work often leads to emplo