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Criminology, Gender and Sexualities, MSc

This new MSc in Criminology, Gender and Sexualities is the only course of its kind in the UK. Explore growing trends towards gendered analyses of crime and punishment within the field of criminology.

This master's course draws upon a wide range of perspectives to explore contemporary debates in criminology. You'll consider the impact of the #MeToo campaign, the implications of sexual consent, and how different legal systems deal with sex-trafficking and drug-related crimes. You'll also address how mainstream theory and research has addressed issues such as gender and sexuality.

A range of creative learning techniques will help you develop presentation and project skills to enhance your future job prospects. Graduates will be well-suited to NGOs dedicated to gender and crime, as well as humanitarian agencies, government and legal institutions. The course will also benefit practitioners in these fields who wish to advance their careers.

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • This is a new and unique MSc that explores the gendered nature of crime and criminal justice
  • It is taught by experts in the fields of gender, crime and sexuality who have internationally-recognised publications in the field
  • With high-quality research-led teaching, you’ll be able to engage in cutting-edge debates about gender, sexuality and crime
  • You will challenge common assumptions about criminology, gender and sexuality, both at local and global levels
  • As well as enhancing your academic knowledge and transferable skills for further study or employment, you will also write a real academic paper.

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of lecturers, which includes academics and practitioners with experience in Criminal Justice. Our research and consultancy work informs academics, and over 90 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

We will consider applicants with a first-class or upper second-class bachelor's degree with honours (or an overseas equivalent) in criminology or a cognate discipline. This may include law, sociology, history, geography, or another social sciences or humanities subject.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

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Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students and/or students with professional work backgrounds.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

A professional qualification and experience in the field of Criminal Justice may be considered. You may be invited to interview to discuss this.

How you will learn

Teaching

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures and seminars. Sometimes you will be asked to lead a workshop for your peers under the guidance of your lecturers.

Class sizes

Lectures are usually attended by larger groups and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate a significant amount of time each week to self-study. 

This may involve further reading and research, analysing relevant sources in depth, and preparing coursework and presentations.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

You can also join our lively Criminology Society and participate in volunteering and employability events to get your career off to a flying start.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module (except the Academic Project) is worth 30 credits, which represents around 300 study hours. If you receive 78 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

You will be assessed via workshops, presentations and essays. Your academic project will enable you to conduct your own independent research under the one-to-one guidance of your supervisor.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

You may need to pay travel costs to attend some of the extracurricular activities.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course will appeal to those wishing to extend their knowledge of gender-based research within criminology. Graduates of this course can also pursue other postgraduate research opportunities at the university, including an MPhil or PhD.

Potential career destinations include third sector / Non-Governmental Organisations working in gender and crime; charities and humanitarian agencies; local, national and international government and policy-making bodies; and education.

Given the international focus, students may also choose to embark upon a career with the Ministry of Justice, the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, and immigration. The MSc may also be of interest to practitioners working within these fields.

Are internships available?

There may be work experience opportunities but you are encouraged to gain relevant work experience, including internships, which can be paid or unpaid. Students are responsible for finding their own internships, though we will support you through the application process.

Do you provide employability services?

Class exercises, interactive study materials and preparation for assessments provide the basis for the study and research skills and techniques you acquire throughout the degree. You will also have an opportunity to build presentation skills for later use at the School's Postgraduate Conference.

All members of the teaching team are part of the British Society of Criminology Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Network. This provides us with access to policy-makers and practitioners within the field, thereby enhancing networking opportunities. This will be of benefit to students wishing to continue their postgraduate studies.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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