Criminology and Social Research (Corporate Crime and Corporate Responsibility) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Criminology and Social Research (Corporate Crime and Corporate Responsibility)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Criminology and Social Research (Corporate Crime and Corporate Responsibility)
PGCert Criminology and Social Research (Corporate Crime and Corporate Responsibility)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PLE61020 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PLE61021 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

L311, L311

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Sociology

Programme Leader

MCGUIRE MR Dr (Sociology)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The MSc pathway in Corporate Crime and Corporate Responsibility on the MSc Criminology, and Social Research (CSR) will combine grounding in the discipline of criminology and training in the full range of qualitative and quantitative methods of social research with specialised understanding of the key issues attached to criminal offending by corporate agents. It is designed to meet the needs of students graduating from a first degree who have an interest in corporate crime, people who are currently employed and wish to apply knowledge of criminology, corporate crime and corporate responsibility within their present job, or those who wish to move into specialised research or practice in the fields of corporate ethics, governance and criminal behaviour. The degree provides an ideal foundation to undertake a part-time or full-time PhD.

The degree is suitable for a wide range of students in terms of age, professional background, and current occupation and circumstances. Because of this diversity of experience, students on the degree learn a great deal from each other, including at the residential Weekend Conference in the middle of the first semester, and the Day Conference at the end of the first semester.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Obtained an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the discipline of criminology
Developed and demonstrated knowledge about the core debates and issues around corporate crime and corporate responsibility
Obtained some understanding of how the concerns of criminology interact with wider social and policy issues around corporate crime and corporate responsibility
Acquired and utilised practical knowledge of a range of different traditions and methods relevant to conducting criminological research, from survey research to field methods
Developed competence about the core debates in academic criminology and the central issues in criminal justice policy K
Show critical awareness and understanding of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the discipline of criminology, especially as it intersects with corporate crime and the measures required to prevent this K
Show systematic knowledge of basic principles of research design and strategy K
Understand the use and value of a wide range of different research approaches across the quantitative and qualitative spectra K
Recognise the significance of social/political contexts of corporate crime and the uses of research in enhancing understanding of its causes and preventative approaches K
Understood how the concerns of criminology and the criminal justice system connect to and interact with wider social issues C
Acquired and utilised practical knowledge of a range of different traditions and methods relevant to conducting criminological research, from survey research to field methods C
Systematically formulate researchable problems C
Analyse qualitative and quantitative data drawn both from case study and other data relating to corporate crime, using basic and more advanced techniques, and draw warranted conclusions C
Critically evaluate the range of approaches to research C
Use the range of research techniques commonly employed in criminological research P
Generate both quantitative and qualitative data through an array of techniques, and select techniques of data generation on appropriate methodological base P
Employ a quantitative (SPSS) and qualitative software package to manage and analyse data P
Work to deadlines and within work schedules T
Apply computing skills for research instrument design, data analysis, and report writing and presentation T
Communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written and visual T
Obtained a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the discipline of criminology
Developed and demonstrated extensive knowledge about the core debates and issues in corporate crime and corporate responsibility
Understood how the concerns of criminology interact with wider social and policy issues around corporate crime and corporate responsibility
Acquired and utilised practical knowledge of a range of different traditions and methods relevant to conducting criminological research, from survey research to field methods
Planned, managed and executed research as part of a team
Developed the analytic skills and substantive knowledge to enable them to pursue/enhance a successful career in academe, research institutes, the corporate or business worlds and relevant government departments
Developed a good understanding of the core debates in academic criminology and the central issues in criminal justice policy K
Show critical awareness and understanding of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the discipline of criminology, especially as it intersects with corporate crime and the measures required to prevent this K
Show systematic knowledge of basic principles of research design and strategy K
Understand the use and value of a wide range of different research approaches across the quantitative K
Recognise the significance of social/political contexts of corporate crime and the uses of research in enhancing understanding of its causes and preventative approaches K
Show engagement with innovations and developments in research methods for the study of cybercrime K
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of research ethics K
Understood how the concerns of criminology and the criminal justice system connect to and interact with wider social and policy issues in corporate crime and corporate responsibility C
Acquired and utilised practical knowledge of a range of different traditions and methods relevant to conducting criminological and corporate crime related research, from survey research to field methods C
Systematically formulate researchable problems C
Analyse qualitative and quantitative data drawn both from case study and other data relating to corporate crime, , using basic and more advanced techniques, and draw warranted conclusions C
Critically evaluate the range of approaches to researching cybercrime C
Use the range of research techniques commonly employed in criminological research P
Show awareness of the key requirements in enhancing corporate responsibility and typical criminal strategies for undermining or evading this P
Generate both quantitative and qualitative data through an array of techniques, and select techniques of data generation on appropriate P
Employ a quantitative (SPSS) and qualitative software package to manage and analyse data P
Work to deadlines and within work schedules T
Apply criminological and computing skills to understand criminal risks within corporate environments T
Apply computing skills for research instrument design, data analysis, and report writing and presentation T
Communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written and visual means T
Gained experience in conducting an extended piece of criminological research into corporate crime and corporate responsibility of a high calibre
Obtained a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the discipline of criminology
Developed and demonstrated extensive knowledge about the core debates and issues in corporate crime and corporate responsibility
Understood how the concerns of criminology interact with wider social and policy issues around corporate crime and corporate responsibility
Acquired and utilised practical knowledge of a range of different traditions and methods relevant to conducting criminological research, from survey research to field methods
Planned, managed and executed research as part of a team
Developed the analytic skills and substantive knowledge to enable them to enhance/pursue a successful career in academe, research institutes, the corporate/business world or relevant government departments
Developed a comprehensive understanding of the core debates in academic criminology and the central issues in criminal justice policy K
Show critical awareness and understanding of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the discipline of criminology, especially as it intersects with corporate crime and the measures required to prevent this K
Show systematic knowledge of basic principles of research design and strategy K
Understand the use and value of a wide range of different research approaches across the quantitative K
Recognise the significance of social/political contexts of corporate crime and the uses of research in enhancing understanding of its causes and preventative approaches K
Show engagement with innovations and developments in research methods for the study of corporate crime and corporate responsibility K
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of research and business ethicsv K
Understood how the concerns of criminology and the criminal justice system connect to and interact with wider social and policy issues in corporate crime and corporate responsibility C
Acquired and utilised practical knowledge of a range of different traditions and methods relevant to conducting criminological and corporate crime focussed research, from survey research to field methods C
Systematically formulate researchable problems C
Analyse qualitative and quantitative data drawn both from ‘case study' and other data sources, using basic and more advanced techniques, and draw warranted conclusions C
Critically evaluate the range of approaches to researching corporate crime and corporate responsibility C
Use the range of research techniques commonly employed in criminological research P
Show awareness of the key requirements in protecting information systems and typical criminal strategies for misusing or disrupting them P
Generate both quantitative and qualitative data through an array of techniques, and select techniques of data generation on appropriate methodological base P
Employ a quantitative (SPSS) and qualitative software package to manage and analyse data P
Work to deadlines and within work schedules P
Apply criminological and computing skills to understand risks to a variety of corporate environments P
Apply computing skills for research instrument design, data analysis, and report writing and presentation P
Communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written and visual means P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.