The University of Stirling is ranked 1st in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2019), and our Applied Social Research (Criminology) Masters is ideal if you want to develop the skills and expertise you need to undertake robust research in the field of criminal justice.
We cover the principles of collecting, analysing and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data whilst also taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin criminology and socio-legal research, as well as exploring issues with comparative research and developing an understanding of the relationship between criminology research and policymaking.
You can exit after 6 months with PgCert Applied Social Research (Criminology).
You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Applied Social Research (Criminology).
A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma if you don’t meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences and meet the required progression grades, you’ll be guaranteed entry onto this Masters degree.