|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£16,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A minimum 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, usually in law, social sciences or humanities
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
Sheffield is one of Europe’s leading centres for research in this field. Our MA takes a comparative, international view of the subject, which is relatively rare for this kind of course.
The Centre for Criminological Research combines expertise from the departments of architecture, law, politics and sociology. We’re funded by research councils, government departments and international organisations.
This course is distinctive because it includes elements of international criminology, restorative justice and research training. The strong focus on restorative justice reflects a view of criminal justice found on several continents.
The course is flexible. You can choose the taught path, the restorative justice path or the research route.
There are regular seminars and conferences with legal professionals and criminologists from around the world.
Through your dissertation project, you will develop research skills and an in-depth understanding of the subject.
Responding to Crime in Europe
Issues in Comparative Penology
The Cultures of Criminology
The Research Process
For details of our restorative justice pathway and research pathway, please see:
A choice of several modules including:
International Criminal Justice
Policing and Society
Methods of Criminological Research
Lectures, seminars, tutorials and an online discussion board.
If you take the restorative justice path you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement.