Controversial Criminology (L5105)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

In this module, you identify a specific area of criminological study and write a critique of current research and debates in the field.

You work with a supervisor and attend seminars designed to give you the analytic skills required to complete your critique.

Topics covered include: systematic literature searching, critical thinking and epistemological reflection. 


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 15 hours of contact time and 285 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: