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Students undertaking the criminology masters minor thesis option should demonstrate a clear understanding of a specific field of study at an advanced level. They should demonstrate clear thinking and an ability to integrate theory and method in a logical manner. Students must be able to work in a concentrated way over an extended period of two semesters and must present their research in a scholarly fashion.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should:
- understand the process of research, including compliance with any ethical requirement of the university concerning research;
- develop a comprehensive understanding of the criminological literature relevant to their research; and
- be able to integrate theory and method in a logical manner.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- an advanced understanding of the relevant knowledge base in the specialist area;
- the ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the specialist area;
- well-developed problem-solving skills in the specialist area;
- significant capacity to articulate knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations; and
- a capacity to engage, where appropriate, with issues in contemporary society.
Last updated: 3 November 2022