Why Study for an MA in Criminology and Sociology at Essex?
Details of the Course structure. This Degree aims to provide students with an informed and critical understanding of the study of crime and social order. The degree includes both core and optional modules on research methods, theories of crime, criminal behaviour and criminal justice, social deviance, regulation, and comparative and global issues in criminology. The MA should particularly appeal to practitioners, researchers, managers and others at the ‘cutting edge’ of criminology as well as graduate students who wish to develop a specialist interest in this field. Key staff include: Dr. Pam Cox, Dr. Eamonn Carrabine, Dr. Maggy Lee, Professor Ken Plummer, Professor Nigel South, Dr. Jackie Turton and Dr. Darren Thiel. Core modules: Formative Debates in Criminology: charts and explores the historical development of Western criminological theory, its ongoing debates and issues; critically examining dominant narratives on crime, criminalisation, deviance, and the development of social con