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MAInternational Criminology

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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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.

Programme structure

Core modules

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:

Optional modules

A choice of several modules including:
International Criminal Justice
Policing and Society
Quantitative Methods
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.



Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States