Postgraduate Programmes

 

 

M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The M.Sc. degree is designed for students who seek a judicious mixture of theoretical and applied criminology. That is, they will undertake a set of core courses, and other policy-oriented courses. The course requirements for the M.Sc. are 36 credits: that is, ten semester courses (3 credits each) and a research project (6 credits).  For award of the degree, students are expected to gain at least a “B” in each of these requirements (i.e. courses and research project). It is highly recommended that students who do not have any academic background in research and statistics enroll in the research methods and statistics course (CRMJ 6002) in their first semester.

 

 

M.Phil. in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The M.Phil. is for those who seek substantial competence in conceptualizing criminological problems and subjecting these to sound research design, data analysis and policy formulation. It is largely a research-oriented degree, possibly making the way towards the Ph.D. degree.

 

In addition to the thesis requirements, students are required to obtain six credits from prescribed departmental courses and to present two seminar papers during their period of study.  The M.Phil. research thesis will be examined according to University regulations.  The passing grade for coursework and final examinations respectively is at least a “B” (i.e. 50%).

 

 

 

Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice

This is primarily a research degree and is examinable according to University regulations.

In addition to the thesis, which must reflect original work, students are required to successfully complete nine credits from prescribed departmental courses and present three seminar papers during their period of study.  The passing grade for coursework and final examinations respectively is at least a “B” (i.e. 50%).

If you desire any further information on the postgraduate programmes, please click the link below where you could download the Faculty of Social Sciences postgraduate academic booklet.


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