The Department of Sociology has announced a new programme commencing in September 2023 that will examine criminal justice and punishment, but also how individuals and communities perceive and respond to adverse conditions and deviant behaviour.
Crime is a central concern for any community, and how society encourages, discourages, and responds to deviant behaviour and criminal activity is key to social order and sustainable and just social systems. Criminology, therefore, is not only about criminal justice and punishment, but also about society, and how individuals and communities perceive and respond to adverse conditions and deviant behaviour.
This Masters programme in Criminology and Sociology will focus on these aspects of the study of crime and provide postgraduate students with an advanced understanding of the social drivers of crime in society, the key concepts, and practices of criminology as a field, and the theoretical and methodological tools necessary to contribute to criminology as a professional.
Graduates of the programme will be equally prepared to enter the workforce or to pursue further education as a PhD student in criminology.
Applications are due to open in late 2022. Please refer to the programme webpage for more information.