The University of Greenwich

Criminology, Gender and Sexualities

University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)
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Rank: 90 (TCUG)

Location: University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/09/16

Duration: -

Intl fees: £13500

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This exciting new programme – the only one of its kind in the UK - reflects the growing trend towards gendered analyses of crime and punishment within the discipline of Criminology as a whole.

Students on this programme will explore the following:

Is it a crime for a woman to take drugs whilst she is pregnant?
What does #MeToo mean for how we approach cases of sexual harassment now?
How complicated is it to understand sexual consent?
Is prostitution a form of violence or a form of work?
What is the role of the court in deciding whether a disabled person can get married or have children?
Should obscene art be banned?
Should the law intervene if people decide to take risks in their sexual practice?
How should the criminal justice system respond to contemporary debates about trans rights?
How do different legal systems deal with sex trafficking, drug-related crimes and forced migration?
How has mainstream criminological theory and research addressed the subjects of gender and sexuality?

There are four compulsory modules on the programme:
Feminist criminological research
Crime and Criminal Justice in a Globalised and Gendered World
Sexuality, Culture and Criminality
Academic Project
Drawing feminist perspectives, each is taught by experts in the field of criminology, gender and sexuality. Given the diverse perspectives of teaching team, students are exposed to a wide-range of perspectives on these issues. This will enrich their understandings of contemporary debates within the field. Two optional modules are offered. These are Controversies in Contemporary Criminology and, Crime, Terrorism and the State.

Controversies in Contemporary Criminology is team taught. This module will focus on topics that often appear at the margins of the discipline. Students will learn how scholars/researchers have approached these controversial topics, both from a methodological and a theoretical perspective. The issue of teaching sensitive topics in the classroom will also be addressed. The study of controversy is salient for the study of gender and sexuality in the context of crime.

Crime, Terrorism and the State is taught by colleagues with expertise in Terrorism. It offers students the potential to explore gendered criminological issues beyond a strictly gendered lens. By choosing this module they will be able to interact with debates about women’s bodies, race, nationhood, colonialism and state violence: all of which are salient for students interested in gender sexuality and crime.

Using lectures, seminars, workshops and a range of creative teaching and assessment techniques you will develop presentation, writing and project management skills.

The degree cumulates in an Academic Project. This will require students to produce an academic journal-style piece of writing and to present a conference-style paper of their work. These and other innovative assessments on the course enable students to developed applied employability skills.
You will also be able to participate in a lively Criminology Society at the University of Greenwich, and in volunteering and employability events, to get your career off to a flying start.


Entry requirements

The university will consider applicants with a relevant Bachelor’s Honours degree (UK equivalent) class 2:1 or better in criminology or a cognate discipline including, for instance, law, sociology, history, geography and other social sciences or humanities subjects; or an overseas equivalent. (In some cases, it may be possible to consider acquired prior learning and experience).

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Greenwich.

About this university

International students

There is a thriving international community at the university including students from over 100 countries around the world. The International Office is the first point of contact for these students and can help with a variety of matters around living in the UK. This includes assistance with accommodation, registering for medical services and immigration and visas advice. They help with the arrival in London while students get used to their new home and with daily life matters as well as academic ones. There are also language courses on offer for those wishing to learn or improve their English skills. At the heart of student life at the university is the Students Union and all students are automatically members. It offers a range of services to these members including academic and non-academic advice and support, representation and the organisation of various clubs and societies for extracurricular times. It also operates three different bars as well as a shop and an online shop for students. The university has a top record for its sports teams and there are a range of competitive and non-competitive activities on offer. Clubs take part in the BUCS leagues against other universities and colleges and range from cricket and football to netball and self-defence activities. Likewise the societies over all aspects of life including academic, activities and games, campaigning, cultural and performing arts as well as the chance to start their own should students find a niche.

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