Theories, Perspectives and Concepts of Cultural Criminology
Course · 15 credits
The course aims to provide understanding and knowledge of a cultural criminology approach, i.e. how crime and crime prevention, deviations and normality are negotiated in a mutual relationship in different cultural contexts and with different outcomes.
Course name: CCRN01, Theories, Perspectives and Concepts of Cultural Criminology (Swedish name: Kulturkriminologiska teorier, perspektiv och begrepp). Advanced level Master Course (Second Cycle). 15 credits. Autumn semester. Language of instruction: English.
To be eligible for a master courseyou must havepassed the bachelor/undergraduatelevel.
The course deals with cultural-sociological and anthropological theoriesconcerning culture as a collectively negotiated system of meanings in which expectations, explanations, actions and identities are categorised, organised andinterpreted. Demarcations between criminal and deviant thereby articulate the normal and organised, and vice versa.
The course is divided into two components. The first component introduces relevant concepts and theories in cultural criminology and increases understanding of the relevance of cultural-sociological and socio-anthropological approaches to issues related to crime, crime prevention, deviation and social control.
The second component aims to apply these theories in order to formulate and, on a basic level, analyse phenomena relevant to cultural criminology.
The course is a compulsory course within the Master´s programme in Cultural Criminology (SACCR) and is also offered as a single subject course.Learn more
Find the course literature and syllabus on the Department of Sociology website: https://www.soc.lu.se/en/education/literature-and-syllabi
More information can be found at https://www.soc.lu.se/utbildning/fristaende-kurser/avancerad-niva-masterkurser
Requirements and selection
Admitted to the Master's (120 credits) programme in Cultural Criminology, or have completed 150 credits, including a Bachelor's degree project in sociology, social anthropology or the equivalent. English 6/English course B from Swedish upper-secondary school.
Seats are allocated according to: Previous college/university studies (APAV): 100 %.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
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- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 27 500
First payment: SEK 27 500
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
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Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
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