Course Description

Course Name

Research Methods in Criminology

Session: VLNS3420

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: report (2500 words) [70%], portfolio of methods skills (1000 words) [30%]
This module aims to build on the generic first year module in research methods and provide detailed insight into how and why criminological research is conducted. A clear understanding of the different methods used in criminological research, ethical issues raised by undertaking research on sensitive subjects, and an understanding of the application or research and research skills in the real world will all be considered. The module therefore provides the opportunity for students to devise, plan, conduct, analyse, write up and critically evaluate their own research, as well as existing research.

*Course content subject to change