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Criminology and Criminal Justice in Public Law

University of Cape Town
Cape Town

Program description

Postgraduate courses in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Public Law leading to degrees in the Faculties of Law and Humanities are offered by the University of Cape Town under the auspices of the Department of Public Law.

The courses include:

  • Police and Policing: Explorations in Security Governance
  • Theories of Crime and Social Order
  • Victims and Victimology
  • Prisoners Rights and Comparative Prison Systems
  • Crime and Criminology
  • Criminology

Competitive scholarships are offered at the Honours, Masters, PhD and Post-doctoral levels to students to enable them to study at the University of Cape Town. This is supported by the National Research Foundation Chair in African Security and Justice and the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town.

The NRF Chair in Security and Justice has allowed for the development of research skills by providing funding for student research assistant positions. A number of student research assistants have developed research skills in the field of environmental security and physical security by assisting with and participating in research projects.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is the oldest university in South Africa. UCT is located on the slopes of Devil’s Peak in the Cape Peninsula making it one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. UCT's tradition of...

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