Criminology Project (L5102)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This modules gives you direct experience of carrying out a small scale research project and follows directly on from the Criminlogy Research Proposal module. You will continue with your empirical and background research under the guidance of a supervisor and will produce an 8,000-word report on your findings, which relates your research to criminological theory and concepts.

You are required to pass both L3078 Doing Social Research: working with quantitative data and L3079 Doing Social Research: working with qualitative data in the second year in order to take this module in the final year. 


53%: Lecture
12%: Practical (Workshop)
35%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 17 hours of contact time and about 283 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 2023/24. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: