Degree: Master of Social Sciences
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
This programme aims to achieve academic excellence, serve the needs of the local criminal justice community, and contribute to a safer and more just society in Macao, China, and beyond. The Master’s programme provides an advanced education for qualified college graduates and professionals who work in governmental and non-governmental agencies and related institutions. It is designed to increase students’ academic knowledge, critical thinking ability, problem-solving skills, and research competence that will prepare them for future roles as capable administrators, practitioners, educators, and researchers. It also prepares students for a more advanced study leading to a doctoral degree in criminology or a related field.
- The applicants should meet the requirements of the Admission Regulations for Master’s Degree published annually by the Graduate School at University of Macau;
- Applicants from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in criminology/criminal justice, law, sociology, psychology, public health, political science, public administration, and economics.
PERIOD OF STUDY
The period of study is normally two academic years.
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
The medium of instruction is English and is supplemented with Chinese.
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Master in Criminology and Criminal Justice
For students admitted from 2016/2017 onwards:
Master in Criminology
For students admitted from 2014/2015 onwards:
For students admitted in 2012/2013 and 2013/2014:
The Department of Sociology currently offers three types of financial assistance to qualified Master’s students in criminology, including graduate assistantship, research assistantship, and hourly research job. The first two forms of financial aid generally cover the cost of living and tuition expenses. The graduate assistantships are university-level financial assistance based on the academic merit and the suitability of the student for the Master in Criminology programme. Research assistantships are financial aids supported by research grants drawn from specific research projects. Hourly research jobs are part-time research positions that compensate students for services they provide on research projects.