Criminology: Master´s (One Year) Thesis

Summary

Admission requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a major in social- or behaviour sciences or medicine and English 6.

Selection:

credits 100%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2022, spring 2021

Course Code:
KA824E revision 1
Swedish name:
Kriminologi: Examensarbete för magisterexamen
Level of specialisation
A1E
Main fields of study:
Criminology
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
12 November 2019
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Health and Society
Enforcement date:
29 March 2021

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a major in social- or behaviour sciences or medicine and English 6.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is given in the second term of the Masters Program in Criminology and is a course within the main field of study and can be included in the degree requirements for a one year or two years Masters Degree in Criminology. The course is also offered as an independent course.

Purpose

The aim of the course is for the student to acquire advanced knowledge in the main field of criminology, with a special focus on assessment, prevention, intervention, and treatment within the fields of crime, substance abuse and mental illness. An additional aim is for the student to acquire advanced knowledge in research methodology and research ethics.

Contents

The course addresses the knowledge and the skills necessary for the student to be able to conduct and defend a degree project of high quality, which entails methodological, scientific and research ethical issues.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to
1. conduct a degree project relevant to the study of criminology,
2. identify and formulate relevant criminological research questions,
3. apply and analyze scientific models, theories and methods,
4. apply principals of research ethics and regulations for an ethical review of an academic paper,
5. orally defend the degree project, and
6. review other student degree projects as an opponent.

Learning activities

The teaching takes the form of lectures, seminars and supervision, individually as well as in groups (learning outcomes 1-6). At every meeting the student will present their material for review and discussion. At the final examination the student will defend the paper and serve as opponent on another student´s paper (learning outcomes 1-6).

Assessments

Student performance is assessed individually through the degree project (learning outcomes 1-5) and through activities in seminars (1-6). Focus of assessment of the degree project is the student’s ability to identify and formulate relevant criminological research questions, apply and analyze scientific models, theories and methods, apply principals of research ethics and regulations for an ethical review of an academic paper, and orally defend the degree project. Focus of assessment for the seminars is the students ability to scientifically discuss and present individually written material as well as the ability to critically oppose on a fellow student´s paper. In order to achieve the grade pass (C-E) the student must achieve at least the grade E on all assignments. Achievement of the Grade of Distinction (A - B) requires that originality and meta-theoretical understanding characterize the degree project.

Right to re-examination
Students who fail the exam are given the opportunity to do two re-takes with the same course content and with the same requirements. The student also has the right to take the examination in the same course in the subsequent course according to the same rule. Examination and re-takes are carried out at the times specified in the course schedule.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

LLag (2003:460) om etikprövning av forskning som avser människor.
The course literature should be selected in consultation with the lecturer/supervisor.

Course evaluation

The course coordinator is responsible for conducting a summative evaluation in connection with the course's completion. The course coordinator provides the feedback to the students at the beginning of the next course. Notes from the feedback are made available to the course's students, and feedback is given to the students who will start the course in the next course session.

Interim rules

If a course is no longer offered or has undergone major changes, students are offered two re-take sessions based on the syllabus in force at registration during a period of one year from the date of the implementation of the changes

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Health and Society at the Criminology.

Further information

My Lilja, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657104
Maria O Driscoll, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657968

Application

29 March 2021 - 04 June 2021 Day-time 100% Malmö Application code: mau-15530

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 27000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 27000 SEK

Open for late application

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28 March 2022 - 03 June 2022 Day-time 100% Malmö