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MA Criminology and Criminal Justice MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology graduates can go on to work in a variety of different areas including the civil service, police, academia and the National Probation Service - although the combination of both criminological and legal analysis covered by the course offers graduates a wide array of different career choices.

Key Information

Full-time

1 year

Part-time

2 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

CRIMCJMA

Key Information

Full-time

1 year

Part-time

2 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

CRIMCJMA

Professor Matthew Hall - Programme Leader

Professor Matthew Hall - Programme Leader

Professor Hall has interviewed on the behalf of the European Commission as an expert contributor in the field of victimology and has advised the South African Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on a review of South Africa's Victim Empowerment Scheme. He has also provided advice on victims' rights issues to the South Korean and Irish governments. Recently Professor Hall has pioneered research on environmental victimisation and the application of environmental justice principles in the criminal justice system at national and international levels. Research specialisms include criminal justice, criminal law,, criminology, law of evidence, victimology, green criminology, and gender studies.

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Welcome to MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice challenges students to engage with contemporary issues faced by the criminal justice system from both a criminological and legal perspective.

In the 21st Century, the means by which we respond as a society to crime and victimisation is under greater scrutiny than ever before. How we respond to cases of historic sexual abuse, the use of imprisonment as a just and effective means of punishing or rehabilitating criminals, and the challenges posed by organised crime and international terrorism, mean criminological and legal scholarship are being brought to the forefront.

This course is designed to equip students with the conceptual tools needed to engage with such issues, imparting a broad range of cognitive, analytical, and general transferable skills including judging and evaluating evidence, interpreting data, generating and synthesising information, and formulating reasoned arguments.

Welcome to MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice challenges students to engage with contemporary issues faced by the criminal justice system from both a criminological and legal perspective.

In the 21st Century, the means by which we respond as a society to crime and victimisation is under greater scrutiny than ever before. How we respond to cases of historic sexual abuse, the use of imprisonment as a just and effective means of punishing or rehabilitating criminals, and the challenges posed by organised crime and international terrorism, mean criminological and legal scholarship are being brought to the forefront.

This course is designed to equip students with the conceptual tools needed to engage with such issues, imparting a broad range of cognitive, analytical, and general transferable skills including judging and evaluating evidence, interpreting data, generating and synthesising information, and formulating reasoned arguments.

How You Study

Students can engage with criminological knowledge and learn to approach the legal questions raised by this knowledge in a reflective and critical way. Drawing on staff expertise across both social science and legal disciplines, students are able to study and engage in research on criminological theory, penology and penal policy, terrorism, policing, environmental crime, international criminal justice systems, and criminological research methods among many other issues of contemporary relevance to both criminologists and criminal lawyers.

Combining both a social science and legal education, the degree offers a rigorous programme enriched by research, scholarship, and knowledge exchange to prepare students for study and research at postgraduate level, and for the workplace.

Students on this programme are expected to complete four core modules, two optional modules, and a dissertation. During the course, there are lectures and students take part in two hour seminar sessions which can include group discussions and some group presentations. A typical teaching week may include eight hours of contact time across two or three days for full-time students, and four hours for those studying part-time.

Core Modules

  • Critiquing Criminological Theory
  • Comparative Penology and Penal Policy
  • Researching Social and Political Sciences 1 and 2
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice 1 and 2
  • Dissertation (Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Optional Modules

  • Green Criminology
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Gender, Deviance, Crime and Society
  • State Crime & Atrocity
  • Transnational and Organised Crime
  • Terrorism

Contact and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme vary depending on the module being delivered and the stage of study. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

Find out More

How You Study

Students can engage with criminological knowledge and learn to approach the legal questions raised by this knowledge in a reflective and critical way. Drawing on staff expertise across both social science and legal disciplines, students are able to study and engage in research on criminological theory, penology and penal policy, terrorism, policing, environmental crime, international criminal justice systems, and criminological research methods among many other issues of contemporary relevance to both criminologists and criminal lawyers.

Combining both a social science and legal education, the degree offers a rigorous programme enriched by research, scholarship, and knowledge exchange to prepare students for study and research at postgraduate level, and for the workplace.

Students on this programme are expected to complete four core modules, two optional modules, and a dissertation. During the course, there are lectures and students take part in two hour seminar sessions which can include group discussions and some group presentations. A typical teaching week may include eight hours of contact time across two or three days for full-time students, and four hours for those studying part-time.

Core Modules

  • Critiquing Criminological Theory
  • Comparative Penology and Penal Policy
  • Researching Social and Political Sciences 1 and 2
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice 1 and 2
  • Dissertation (Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Optional Modules

  • Green Criminology
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Gender, Deviance, Crime and Society
  • State Crime & Atrocity
  • Transnational and Organised Crime
  • Terrorism

Contact and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme vary depending on the module being delivered and the stage of study. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module looks in depth at the various outcomes of the criminal justice process to question what criminal justice systems achieve and how they do it. Drawing on a comparative methodology, the module seeks to compare the approaches of different jurisdictions aaround the world to the question of how we respond to crime. The module will examine various rationales for 'punishing' offenders on the one hand and 'rehabilitating' them on the other. Taking an international perspective, the module will compare and contrast the penal estate of several jurisdictions to critically assess the present state of prisons, restorative justice and other disposal options. In particular, the module will examine the widespread privatisation of prisons (and other aspects of the penal estate) and it will examine the evidence we have for the system relying increasingly on alternatives to custody.

Module Overview

This module deconstructs criminological theoretical explanations of ‘crime’ and ‘deviance’. It will address competing theories while exploring the socio-historical and ideological contexts. Theories challenged in this module include positivist, feminist, socio-cultural, socio-political, interpretative and interactionist accounts. Adopting such approaches allows for a thorough critical exploration of relevant debates and expands the application of such theories as a means to understand, critique and explore both contemporary and historical issues. By addressing challenges to these theories, alongside practical application to specific themes, students will be encouraged to deconstruct ‘myths’ and establish a broader understanding. This core module aims to enhance and embed students’ critical thinking, application and grasp of core theoretical perspectives.

Module Overview

The dissertation provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of investigative academic work on a chosen area of criminology/criminal justice. Students may develop ideas encountered in the taught modules or with other issues relevant to the degree. The completed dissertation will be an original and independent piece of work. It should, in the context of existing knowledge, demonstrate in-depth understanding, critical analysis and original thinking, as well as general academic and communication skills. Undertaking the necessary research and writing the dissertation will provide academic opportunities to apply the research skills and presentation techniques developed during the programme.

Module Overview

This module is designed to develop a critical knowledge of the legal workings of the criminal justice system and broaden students' appreciation of relevant legal and practical questions raised by the operation of that system beyond the traditional ‘social science’ orientation of criminology. The module is designed to enable students to evaluate criminal justice scenarios from a legal and operational perspective and to engage with the resulting debates and the overall ‘balancing act’ that frequently must be struck by legal and criminal justice practitioners in real life. The module will cover the running of criminal trials, introduce the complexities of evidential questions and deconstruct the legal principles behind various crimes and sentencing exercises.

Module Overview

This module is designed to furnish criminology students with a critical knowledge of the legal workings of the criminal justice system and, in so doing, broaden their appreciation of relevant legal and practical questions raised by the operation of that system beyond the traditional ‘social science’ orientation of criminology. The module will teach students to evaluate criminal justice scenarios from a legal and operational perspective and to engage with the resulting debates and the overall ‘balancing act’ that frequently must be struck by legal and criminal justice practitioners in real life. The course will therefore cover the running of criminal trials, introduce the complexities of evidential questions and deconstruct the legal principles behind various crimes and sentencing exercises.

Module Overview

This module will introduce students to researching in social and political sciences. The aim of the module is to provide a crucial foundation for all students (regardless of disciplinary background) to understand debates around research methods/methodologies in social science; to enable familiarity with a variety of research methods and to equip students to be able to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of applying specific methodologies/methods to different research projects in social and political sciences. Although students will be encouraged to reflect on methodological issues in relation to their own disciplines/areas of research interest, the aim is to provide a broader interdisciplinary overview of methods in the social and political sciences rather than a discipline-specific approach. The module will ask students to critically engage with questions around the nature of social scientific knowledge including interrogating assumptions underpinning qualitative research and quantitative research and debating whether differences in orientation between qualitative and quantitative research can be simplistically analysed. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop/refine practical qualitative and quantitative research skills through applied research projects. Important issues common to all research projects such as research ethics and data protection will also be addressed. Finally, students will be asked to consider the implications of their studies for constructing research projects in their own areas of interest/disciplines. Overall, the module will prepare students for their dissertations later in their degree and equip them with transferable research skills.

Module Overview

This module will introduce students to researching in social and political sciences. The aim of the module is to provide a crucial foundation for all students (regardless of disciplinary background) to understand debates around research methods/methodologies in social science; to enable familiarity with a variety of research methods and to equip students to be able to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of applying specific methodologies/methods to different research projects in social and political sciences. Although students will be encouraged to reflect on methodological issues in relation to their own disciplines/areas of research interest, the aim is to provide a broader interdisciplinary overview of methods in the social and political sciences rather than a discipline-specific approach. The module will ask students to critically engage with questions around the nature of social scientific knowledge including interrogating assumptions underpinning qualitative research and quantitative research and debating whether differences in orientation between qualitative and quantitative research can be simplistically analysed. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop/refine practical qualitative and quantitative research skills through applied research projects. Important issues common to all research projects such as research ethics and data protection will also be addressed. Finally, students will be asked to consider the implications of their studies for constructing research projects in their own areas of interest/disciplines. Overall, the module will prepare students for Independent Studies later in their degree and equip them with transferable research skills.

Module Overview

This module deconstructs the interrelationships between gender, crime, deviance and society. It will explore gender through a criminological lens and aims to introduce students to ‘gendered’ explanations of crime and deviance. The significance of gender in the various agencies of the criminal justice system will also be explored, as will its presence a range of discourses around victimhood and offending. The ways in which ‘justice’ can be gendered will be identified and critiqued. The module will also aim to critically engage with notions of harm, dangerousness and risk, and unpick the arguments found within feminist criminologies.

Module Overview

In the 21st century, environmental harm is an ever-present reality of our globalised world. Over the last 20 years criminologists, working alongside a range of other disciplines from the social and physical sciences, have made great strides in their understanding of how different institutions in society, and criminal justice systems in particular, respond (or fail to respond) to the harm imposed on ecosystems and their human and non-human components. Such research has crystallised into the rapidly evolving field of green criminology. This module will critically assess a wide range of issues and debates of concern to scholars in this field including the application and suitability of criminal justice processes both domestically and at the international level as a means of addressing environmentally polluting activity. The module will also explore the legal and political barriers to tackling climate change through criminal and other forms of law within the context of the predominantly neo-liberal politically economy of the global north.

Module Overview

This module provides the opportunity for students to develop a critical understanding of the idea of international criminal justice. The module aims to address the key issues and concepts in and policies underlying the enforcement of international criminal law considering the legal and political environment in which international criminal courts and tribunals operate. The principle focus will be the international crimes which come within the jurisdiction of the current international courts and tribunals – that is war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and torture – and analysing whether these institutions are effective for the pursuit of justice and peace within the international system.

Module Overview

This module explores the powers of the police in England and Wales and further afield. It looks at the ways in which the police forces are organised and the different national agencies that operate in the area (such as the Serious Fraud Office, and the Serious Organised Crime Agency). Students are then taken through the various stages of policing from stop and search to charge. The various procedures that can be used to obtain evidence, including questioning, search of premises, DNA analysis, are examined. The effect of terrorism threats on police powers is discussed. The module concludes with a consideration of the ways in which police powers can be challenged, including complaints, civil action and exclusion of evidence.

Module Overview

The label ‘terrorism’ is applied erratically with little clear precision or exclusivity to its use and failing to clearly differentiate those labelled 'terrorists'. The long and contested histories of diverse political and ideological struggles in respect of securing the legitimacy of this label, and/or the resistance to it, are often made unclear by the cultural significance the label itself. The aim of this module is to provide a critical understanding of these heated debates focusing on past and current management strategies, their relative strengths and weaknesses, the problems with conceptualisation and their various proponents from the worlds of academia/counter insurgency studies, political and criminal justice/military ‘experts’.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module looks in depth at the various outcomes of the criminal justice process to question what criminal justice systems achieve and how they do it. Drawing on a comparative methodology, the module seeks to compare the approaches of different jurisdictions aaround the world to the question of how we respond to crime. The module will examine various rationales for 'punishing' offenders on the one hand and 'rehabilitating' them on the other. Taking an international perspective, the module will compare and contrast the penal estate of several jurisdictions to critically assess the present state of prisons, restorative justice and other disposal options. In particular, the module will examine the widespread privatisation of prisons (and other aspects of the penal estate) and it will examine the evidence we have for the system relying increasingly on alternatives to custody.

Module Overview

This module deconstructs criminological theoretical explanations of ‘crime’ and ‘deviance’. It will address competing theories while exploring the socio-historical and ideological contexts. Theories challenged in this module include positivist, feminist, socio-cultural, socio-political, interpretative and interactionist accounts. Adopting such approaches allows for a thorough critical exploration of relevant debates and expands the application of such theories as a means to understand, critique and explore both contemporary and historical issues. By addressing challenges to these theories, alongside practical application to specific themes, students will be encouraged to deconstruct ‘myths’ and establish a broader understanding. This core module aims to enhance and embed students’ critical thinking, application and grasp of core theoretical perspectives.

Module Overview

The dissertation provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of investigative academic work on a chosen area of criminology/criminal justice. Students may develop ideas encountered in the taught modules or with other issues relevant to the degree. The completed dissertation will be an original and independent piece of work. It should, in the context of existing knowledge, demonstrate in-depth understanding, critical analysis and original thinking, as well as general academic and communication skills. Undertaking the necessary research and writing the dissertation will provide academic opportunities to apply the research skills and presentation techniques developed during the programme.

Module Overview

This module is designed to develop a critical knowledge of the legal workings of the criminal justice system and broaden students' appreciation of relevant legal and practical questions raised by the operation of that system beyond the traditional ‘social science’ orientation of criminology. The module is designed to enable students to evaluate criminal justice scenarios from a legal and operational perspective and to engage with the resulting debates and the overall ‘balancing act’ that frequently must be struck by legal and criminal justice practitioners in real life. The module will cover the running of criminal trials, introduce the complexities of evidential questions and deconstruct the legal principles behind various crimes and sentencing exercises.

Module Overview

This module is designed to furnish criminology students with a critical knowledge of the legal workings of the criminal justice system and, in so doing, broaden their appreciation of relevant legal and practical questions raised by the operation of that system beyond the traditional ‘social science’ orientation of criminology. The module will teach students to evaluate criminal justice scenarios from a legal and operational perspective and to engage with the resulting debates and the overall ‘balancing act’ that frequently must be struck by legal and criminal justice practitioners in real life. The course will therefore cover the running of criminal trials, introduce the complexities of evidential questions and deconstruct the legal principles behind various crimes and sentencing exercises.

Module Overview

This module will introduce students to researching in social and political sciences. The aim of the module is to provide a crucial foundation for all students (regardless of disciplinary background) to understand debates around research methods/methodologies in social science; to enable familiarity with a variety of research methods and to equip students to be able to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of applying specific methodologies/methods to different research projects in social and political sciences. Although students will be encouraged to reflect on methodological issues in relation to their own disciplines/areas of research interest, the aim is to provide a broader interdisciplinary overview of methods in the social and political sciences rather than a discipline-specific approach. The module will ask students to critically engage with questions around the nature of social scientific knowledge including interrogating assumptions underpinning qualitative research and quantitative research and debating whether differences in orientation between qualitative and quantitative research can be simplistically analysed. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop/refine practical qualitative and quantitative research skills through applied research projects. Important issues common to all research projects such as research ethics and data protection will also be addressed. Finally, students will be asked to consider the implications of their studies for constructing research projects in their own areas of interest/disciplines. Overall, the module will prepare students for their dissertations later in their degree and equip them with transferable research skills.

Module Overview

This module will introduce students to researching in social and political sciences. The aim of the module is to provide a crucial foundation for all students (regardless of disciplinary background) to understand debates around research methods/methodologies in social science; to enable familiarity with a variety of research methods and to equip students to be able to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of applying specific methodologies/methods to different research projects in social and political sciences. Although students will be encouraged to reflect on methodological issues in relation to their own disciplines/areas of research interest, the aim is to provide a broader interdisciplinary overview of methods in the social and political sciences rather than a discipline-specific approach. The module will ask students to critically engage with questions around the nature of social scientific knowledge including interrogating assumptions underpinning qualitative research and quantitative research and debating whether differences in orientation between qualitative and quantitative research can be simplistically analysed. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop/refine practical qualitative and quantitative research skills through applied research projects. Important issues common to all research projects such as research ethics and data protection will also be addressed. Finally, students will be asked to consider the implications of their studies for constructing research projects in their own areas of interest/disciplines. Overall, the module will prepare students for Independent Studies later in their degree and equip them with transferable research skills.

Module Overview

This module deconstructs the interrelationships between gender, crime, deviance and society. It will explore gender through a criminological lens and aims to introduce students to ‘gendered’ explanations of crime and deviance. The significance of gender in the various agencies of the criminal justice system will also be explored, as will its presence a range of discourses around victimhood and offending. The ways in which ‘justice’ can be gendered will be identified and critiqued. The module will also aim to critically engage with notions of harm, dangerousness and risk, and unpick the arguments found within feminist criminologies.

Module Overview

In the 21st century, environmental harm is an ever-present reality of our globalised world. Over the last 20 years criminologists, working alongside a range of other disciplines from the social and physical sciences, have made great strides in their understanding of how different institutions in society, and criminal justice systems in particular, respond (or fail to respond) to the harm imposed on ecosystems and their human and non-human components. Such research has crystallised into the rapidly evolving field of green criminology. This module will critically assess a wide range of issues and debates of concern to scholars in this field including the application and suitability of criminal justice processes both domestically and at the international level as a means of addressing environmentally polluting activity. The module will also explore the legal and political barriers to tackling climate change through criminal and other forms of law within the context of the predominantly neo-liberal politically economy of the global north.

Module Overview

This module provides the opportunity for students to develop a critical understanding of the idea of international criminal justice. The module aims to address the key issues and concepts in and policies underlying the enforcement of international criminal law considering the legal and political environment in which international criminal courts and tribunals operate. The principle focus will be the international crimes which come within the jurisdiction of the current international courts and tribunals – that is war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and torture – and analysing whether these institutions are effective for the pursuit of justice and peace within the international system.

Module Overview

This module explores the powers of the police in England and Wales and further afield. It looks at the ways in which the police forces are organised and the different national agencies that operate in the area (such as the Serious Fraud Office, and the Serious Organised Crime Agency). Students are then taken through the various stages of policing from stop and search to charge. The various procedures that can be used to obtain evidence, including questioning, search of premises, DNA analysis, are examined. The effect of terrorism threats on police powers is discussed. The module concludes with a consideration of the ways in which police powers can be challenged, including complaints, civil action and exclusion of evidence.

Module Overview

The label ‘terrorism’ is applied erratically with little clear precision or exclusivity to its use and failing to clearly differentiate those labelled 'terrorists'. The long and contested histories of diverse political and ideological struggles in respect of securing the legitimacy of this label, and/or the resistance to it, are often made unclear by the cultural significance the label itself. The aim of this module is to provide a critical understanding of these heated debates focusing on past and current management strategies, their relative strengths and weaknesses, the problems with conceptualisation and their various proponents from the worlds of academia/counter insurgency studies, political and criminal justice/military ‘experts’.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations, and production of a research proposal.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days of the submission date.

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations, and production of a research proposal.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days of the submission date.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional, you will normally be required to pay your own transport, accommodation and general living costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional, you will normally be required to pay your own transport, accommodation and general living costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

Research Areas, Projects and Topics

Research within the School includes a broad array of doctrinal, empirical, and theoretical work, as well as exploring Law’s role in broader social science complexities, particularly at the European and global level. Areas of specialism focus on critical issues affecting the modern world and in which law has a central role, including global environmental change, human rights (including gender equality), dispute resolution, and corporate governance.

Students are encouraged to get involved in research events undertaken by the centres and groups attached to Lincoln Law School. Research centres include Lincoln Centre for Environmental Law and Justice, Law in a Global Context, and Conflict and Disasters Research Group. Find out more about our research.

Career and Personal Development

Criminology graduates can pursue work in a variety of different areas including the civil service, police, academia, and the National Probation Service, although the combination of both criminological and legal analysis covered by the course offers graduates a wide array of different career choices.

The University Careers and Employability team can provide tailored, individual support and careers advice. The service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice, and interview preparation. Alumni can continue to access support and advice for up 15 months after graduating. The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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