Criminology and Social Policy Studies (intake at Autumn 2023 or afterwards)

School of Arts and Social Sciences Programmes & Courses   Taught Postgraduate Programmes   Master of Social Sciences   Criminology and Social Policy Studies (intake at Autumn 2023 or afterwards)  
Criminology and Social Policy Studies
 
 
Features
  • Develops and enhances students’ analytical and research skills, particularly those related to the analysis of crime control and social policies with reference to the contexts of the global world in general and Greater China in particular
  • Familiarizes students with the human dynamics and issues in crime control and policing with criminological knowledge
  • Enhances the knowledge of learners who serve as practitioners in crime control and social policy in both governmental and non-governmental agents who want to enhance their knowledge in these policy areas
 
Learning outcomes
 
Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:
  • Consolidate in-depth knowledge of the nature of crime and its control as well as social policies;
  • Develop an extended critical understanding of the interconnectedness of the policy areas of crime control and social welfare;
  • Apply the acquired knowledge in analysing a wide range of current issues in social and crime control policies in the global context, in particular Greater China; and
  • Obtain knowledge of the logic and procedures of scientific research on criminology and social policy studies, as well as evaluating the validity of research design and arguments of academic studies in the above disciplines.
 
Programme structures and contents#
 
Students must successfully complete at least 30 credits, including the following two common core courses:
Course codeCourse titleCreditContact hours
SOSC 8001AEF
Social Science Perspectives
社會科學導論
6
49
SOSC 8002AEF
Social Research Methods and Applications
社會研究方法與應用
6
49
 
Students are also required to complete 18 credit-units of specialization
courses:
Course codeCourse titleCreditContact hours
SOCI 8001AEF
Crime and Criminology
罪案與犯罪學
3
25
SOCI 8002AEF
Punishment, Prison, and Penology
懲罰、監獄和刑罰學
3
25
SOCI 8003AEF
Essentials of Social Policy Studies
社會政策研究的基礎
3
25
SOCI 8004AEF
Key Issues in Social Policy Studies
社會政策研究主要課題
3
25
SOCI 8005AEF
Criminology and Social Welfare
犯罪學與社會福利
3
25
SOCI 8006AEF
Criminal Justice and Selected Crime Issues
刑事司法專題探討
3
25
 
# The above course arrangements are subject to revision without prior notice.