Developing a criminological imagination will help you to see the world in a completely different way.
Criminology demands critical engagement with some of the most pressing issues, decisions and dilemmas facing societies today.
You're encouraged to critique ideas and concepts of justice, punishment and social control. But be warned – adopting a criminological imagination will inspire you to see the world in a completely different way.
Although there are many different approaches to the subject, at Essex we take a sociological view. You critique ideas and concepts of justice, punishment and social control. Our courses are contemporary and informed by global theory. You study with other committed, engaged and motivated students, and have the opportunity to attend guest-speaker seminars, events and conferences.
We attract research funding, produce world class research outputs and engage with local schools, colleges and businesses. With our integrated, four-year PhD, you follow our Sociological Research pathway in your first year. This provides Masters-level research training, before undertaking your PhD research. This course is also available for study on a full or part time basis.
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