Are you planning to study Criminology or Sociology overseas, but missed the September 2019 deadline? Then consider this challenging and interesting combined MA program in Criminology and Sociology at Bangor University which starts next January. This course combines the schools’ expertise in criminology and sociology and explores the sociological context of issues in criminology.
A broad range of criminology and sociology subjects are studied. The result is that this develops knowledge and understanding of broad spectrum of topics within this field including; crime, organisations and administrations in the field of criminal justice, the social causes and consequences of crime, social change and social structures, culture and identity and related issues.
This degree has a broad yet specialised nature which allows students to develop advanced and specialised knowledge and skills in both criminological and sociological research.
Once students have completed the course they will be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate advanced, specialised knowledge and skills across a range of criminology and sociology applications, including an understanding of community cohesion and social identities, of criminal behaviour, its causes and consequences, its prevention and the response by criminal justice agencies.
- Conduct empirical research projects.
- Demonstrate the ability to problem solve and reason scientifically, even in complex contexts using appropriate qualitative and quantitative skills, including identifying, formulating and solving social problems and problems related to crime.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of advanced level theories and empirical evidence concerning crime, its causes and consequences, including the definition of deviant behaviour, public opinion, the media and fear of crime, political reactions to crime, support for victims, offender management and related topics.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of advanced level sociological theories and sociological findings, related to topics like the functioning of public sector organisations, social stratification, political and social movements, social values, consensus and conflicts, culture, community and identity, the social function of law.
Bangor University is a top-rated institution in Wales which is recognized for its excellence in both teaching and research. If you have questions about this program or about how to apply from Canada, please contact Jackie from Barclay Educational Services by emailing JSB@barclayedu.com (Please note: As a recognized agent of Bangor University there is NO COST for our application assistance services to Canadian students. The university pays our fee.)