Criminological Futures (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%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 15 hours of contact time and about 285 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: