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MRes Criminology (Social Statistics)
Learn to undertake and evaluate socio-legal and criminal justice research with a focus on developing advanced quantitative data analysis skills.

MRes Criminology (Social Statistics) / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Master of Research (MRes)
Duration
12 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)
Entry requirements

A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, at undergraduate level, in a relevant social science discipline, and must have completed a quantitative research methods course unit and have studied criminological and/or sociological theory at undergraduate level or above.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

We require the following documents before we can consider your application.

  • One academic references on letter headed paper.

We do not request references on an applicant's behalf and it is your responsibility to ensure your referee knows how to provide your reference to us. The reference must be submitted on official headed paper or from an official organisational email address, it can be scanned and uploaded when you apply or emailed to pg-law@manchester.ac.uk.  

*You are no longer required to complete a referee report form for this course

  • Transcripts of your studies to date, officially translated into English
  • Degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
  • If you are not from or did not graduate from a majority English speaking country as defined by the UKVI we will also require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

Apply online

The deadline for applications is 15 June for International applicants, and 15 August for Home/EU applicants.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course overview

  • Prepare for doctoral research and/or planning a professional research career in criminology with a focus on social statistics and quantitative data analysis.
  • Explore advanced, systematic quantitative research methods and theoretical arguments in criminology or socio-legal studies
  • Attain formal, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary training in quantitative research methodologies and transferable employment related skills.
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The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.

For more information, see Open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MRes (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750

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).

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Law
Contact name
Postgraduate Taught Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1270
Email
Website
http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/law/
School/Faculty
See: About Us .

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