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MRes Criminology / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Master of Research (MRes)
Duration
1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
Entry requirements

A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, is required in your first degree. A social science subject is advantageous but not necessary. 

When assessing your academic record we take into account your grades, your academic references, and the standing of the institution where you studied.  

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MRes Y Y N N

Course overview

  • You are considering applying for a PhD and/or planning a professional research career in the voluntary, public or private sectors.
  • You are interested in advanced, systematic research methods and theoretical arguments in criminology or socio-legal studies.
  • You are looking for formal, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary training in research methodologies and transferable employment related skills.
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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £10,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,000

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

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Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Postgraduate Taught Admissions Team
Email
Website
https://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/criminology/
School/Faculty

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