Master in Political Science (Research Methods) - Máster en Ciencias Políticas (Métodos de investigación)
The focus of this programme is on contemporary substantive issues in criminology and criminal justice and on criminological research methods. It is therefore particularly appropriate for those engaged in criminal justice policy analysis and development or similar work in allied fields.
Students will acquire a critical appreciation of key contemporary issues in the area of criminology and criminal justice. The methodological focus will develop student skills in the area of criminological research and policy development.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning
Students will undertake modules from a broad base of subject areas including:
•Crime, Harm and Victimisation
•Responding to Crime: Justice, Social Control and Punishment
•Criminological Research in Practice
•Methods for Social Research and Evaluation: Philosophy, Design and Data Collection
•Data Analytic techniques for Social Scientists
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