About the course

Course content

The aim of the course is for the student to acquire knowledge of contemporary themes and issues with relevance for the field of criminology and on how modern criminological theories and research methods can be applied to address contemporary problems of societal relevance. An additional aim is for the students to acquire basic knowledge in thematic analysis.

This course introduces and explores current issues in Criminology, focusing on the latest research and societal developments. The course familiarizes students with contemporary criminological research and societal debates, and with how criminology engages with contemporary problems of societal relevance.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a major in social- or behaviour sciences or medicine and English 6.


University credits completed 100%

Course literature

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).