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Criminology (MA)

Training at the MA Level in Criminology: Learning Outcomes

Criminology is devoted to the scientific analysis of crime, justice and social control. It focuses on four broad questions: the social construction of norms and the notion of crime; the criminalization of specific behaviours, individuals and groups in our society; the analysis of the goals and functioning of the criminal justice system; and the examination of contemporary forms of intervention.

The finality of the program, for each of the 3 options, is to train criminologist as generalists, scientifically skilled and autonomous, rather than as specialists of a specific theme.

The Master degree in Criminology is awarded to the student who demonstrates that he or she:

  • Knows and understands paradigms, theories and methods useful in criminology, and mobilizes them in a critical approach;
  • Has integrated additional specialized knowledges that enable him or her to deepen the analysis of certain issues, achieved through optional courses or a field placement seminar course along with a placement in the field;
  • Is able to conceptualize and conduct research and analyses on criminological theories, social and criminal policies, discourses, apparatus, practices in this field;
  • Clearly communicates ideas, issues and results of research or analysis, and submits them for discussion;
  • Identifies the limits of his or her analyses and tries to overcome them;
  • Autonomously understands key issues arising from the themes he or she studies.
Option: with Thesis
Year September to December January to April May to August
1 CRM6325
CRM6340 or CRM6350
CRM6XXX elective
CRM6325 (continued)
CRM6320
CRM6XXX elective
CRM79991
2 CRM6XXX elective
CRM7999
CRM7999 CRM7999
Option: with Thesis and Field Placement
Year September to December January to April May to August
1 CRM6325
CRM6340 or CRM6350
CRM6325 (continued)
CRM6320
CRM79991
2 CRM6345
CRM6400
CRM7999
CRM7999 CRM7999
Option: with Major Research Paper
Year September to December January to April May to August
1 CRM6325
CRM6340 or CRM6350
CRM6XXX elective
CRM6325 (continued)
CRM6320
CRM6XXX elective
CRM69991
2 CRM6XXX elective
CRM6XXX elective
CRM6999
CRM6XXX elective
CRM6999
CRM6999

Criminology (MA Collaborative Program in Women's Studies)

Option: with Thesis
Year September to December Januaray to April May to August
1 CRM6325
CRM6340 or CRM6350
FEM51032
CRM6325 (continued)
CRM6320
FEM53002
CRM79991
Thesis proposal due4
2 CRM6XXX elective
CRM7999
CRM7999 CRM7999
Option: with Thesis and Field Placement
Year September to December January to April May to August
1 CRM6325
CRM6340 or CRM6350
FEM51033
CRM6325 (continued)
CRM6320
FEM53003
CRM79991
Thesis proposal due4
2 CRM6345
​​​​​​​CRM6400
CRM7999
CRM7999 CRM7999
Option: with Major Research Paper
Year September to December January to April May to August
1 CRM6325
​​​​​​​CRM6340 or CRM6350
FEM51032
CRM6325 (continued)
CRM6320
FEM53002
CRM69991
Major paper proposal due4
2 CRM6XXX elective
CRM6XXX elective
CRM6999
CRM6XXX elective
CRM6999
CRM6999

1Please read Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies General Regulation C.2.b concerning continuing activities.

2Replaces one CRM6XXX elective.

3Counted as an additional course (ADD) in the program.

4The approval, by the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, of a student's thesis or major research paper is a mandatory requirement for the specialization in Women's Studies in the Collaborative Master's program. All students should submit their thesis or major research paper proposal upon completion of the equivalent of three (3) sessions of full-time registration, even in the case that the primary unit does not require a proposal.

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