University of Glasgow

Criminology & Criminal Justice [MSc]

4.6 excellent 4 opinions
University of Glasgow
In Glasgow

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
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  • Postgraduate
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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The programme provides you with the key attributes for professions related to criminal justice. You will be benefit from the combined strengths of staff from the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research who are based at the University. You will develop analytic and research skills, an interdisciplinary knowledge base, and a practical understanding of the settings in which crime and justice policies are devised and implemented. There will be a number of guest lectures, presentations and seminars throughout, with high-calibre speakers from the UK and abroad. You will have the opportunity to link up with a criminal justice organisation for your dissertation work. This degree is taught alongside the MSc in Transnational Crime, Justice & Security, which provides more focus on the international aspects of crime. An MRes in Criminology is also available, combining a study of the subject with greater focus on research methods training.

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Megan Pettegree
5.0 26/05/2019
About the course: It was a good learning experience, Glasgow was a great place, student life was good and enjoyable. I had a nice experience in all. I enjoyed everything about this course.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.0 24/05/2019
About the course: Choosing Glasgow was the best decision for me. The academic and social life is fantastic here. Tutors are so knowledgeable and helpful. Everything is so engaging here and people are really friendly
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
5.0 24/05/2019
About the course: I have made some friends for life here and got a good degree. The pool area and the club is great and the campus is amazing as well. I would really recommend it to anyone
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Szabolcs Magyari
4.5 23/05/2019
About the course: It was a bit hard for me in starting. People will advise you to make friends from day one and you should take their advice else It will get hard for you to sustain there. I am enjoying my life here in Glasgow and having the time of my life.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

You will take core courses in criminological theory; criminal justice systems and processes; and research design and methodology. You also have the opportunity to take optional courses from a range of subject areas. In addition, the MSc programme requires you to produce a dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Core courses
  • Understanding and explaining crime
  • Research and enquiry in crime and criminal justice.
Optional courses include
  • Punishment and penology
  • Crime, media and popular culture
  • Rehabilitation and desistance from crime
  • The global criminal economy
  • Managing and controlling crime
  • Women and girls in crime and justice
  • International trafficking in cultural objects.

Additional information

Recognising the huge challenge for politicians, policy makers and practitioners in the criminal justice, and criminal law fields, the taught MSc programme addresses the complex problems that crime poses for contemporary societies. Whether looking at recent cases involving offenders under supervision who have committed serious crimes, or the ongoing issues around developing better systems to tackle youth justice and anti-social behaviour, or to the problems of tackling corporate crime, state crime and terrorism – the need for fresh thinking, informed by the best...

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