Criminology in Theory and Method (605L5)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

In this module, you study and carry out a critical analysis of major criminological theories.

You discuss the predominant research methodologies in criminology and explore and identify the links between theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.