Academic Programs

 

The Department offers the following programs:

PhD in Security Sciences Specializing in Criminal Sociology

The duration of the doctoral program is three years with the final year reserved for writing an original academic thesis.
The following modules are taught within the program: Advanced research methodologies – Criminal policy in Islamic Sharia – Juvenile delinquents – Victimology – Advanced statistics and data analysis - Qualitative research methods – Applied criminology – Advanced studies in crime prevention – Human rights – Strategic security – Change and modernization in Arab societies – Advanced topics in criminal sociology – Extremism and ideological deviation – Modern crimes – Current crime theories – Legal and social control – Reform and rehabilitation – Field training.

Master’s Degree in Sociology Specializing in Reform and Rehabilitation

The duration of the Master’s degree program is three years with the final year reserved for writing an original academic thesis.
The following modules are taught within the program: Academic research methodologies – Criminology – Criminal psychology – Family changes and problems – Sociology theories – Islamic criminal legislation – Introduction to security studies – Rehabilitation of offenders in correctional institutions – Crime prevention – Statistics and research implementation – Private institutions and rehabilitation and care programs – Issues and problems of the Arab world – Rehabilitation of juveniles – Social psychology – Social care.

Higher Diploma in Sociology Specializing in Rehabilitation inside Correctional Institutions

This program lasts for one academic year.
The following modules are taught in this program: Introduction to reform and rehabilitation – Social problems – Security and society – The Foundations of academic research – Social care for prisoners in correctional institutions – Preventative policies and crime prevention in Islam - The basic components of Arab countries – Psychological guidance and counselling – Post release care for ex-offenders – Introduction to crime prevention – Administrative behavior – Arab homeland security. ​