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MA Sociology and Criminology

MA Sociology and Criminology

Essex, University of

Colchester Campus, Colchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    439
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Subject Law and Legal Studies
  • Duration 24 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
There can be no crime without society. Combining the specialist study of criminology with a broad approach to sociological questions, Essex’s MA Sociology and Criminology course emboldens students to study crime, criminals, and criminal justice within wider social contexts. Understanding society is key to understand every other phenomenon within it, including crime. This course also allows students to apply sociological theories to criminology asking questions like these. Criminologists and sociologists engage with some of the most pressing issues, decisions and dilemmas facing societies today. On this course students will explore the nature of crime, criminal justice and punishment within wider social contexts. Students will also explore how society deals with the past and the present, with issues such as colonialism and post-colonialism and the future of human rights as the backbone of every analysis. The staff specialise in social theory, colonial history, terrorism, organised crime, prisons, drug abuse, and crime in the media. Study areas include: Social divisions, inequality, the nature of work and commercial culture; Culture, identity and subjectivity; Gender and sexuality; Media and criminology; The analysis, politics and prevention of crime; Globalisation and various forms of crime; Security and the stateNew criminological theory; Terrorism, counter-terrorism, surveillance and human rights.

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