Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

Criminology and Criminal Justice

This programme provides a platform to learn about and engage with the latest criminological research and apply this to current theory and debate in this interdisciplinary field. This MSc is suitable both for those who have studied criminology at undergraduate level and for those who are new to the subject. As a student on this programme you will be part of our vibrant community of active researchers, international scholars and local practitioners in criminology and criminal justice. You will have ample opportunity to draw from our academics' research, which is both theoretical and empirical and makes a difference to the world both locally and globally. You will benefit from top-quality training in criminological research methods and skills essential both for the further study of criminology (we have a strong cohort of criminology PhD students, some recruited from this MSc) and for employment in the criminal justice field.

Course modules

Courses may include: International criminal law; philosophical foundations of criminal law; organised crime and the law ; criminalisation; EU criminal law; sexual offending and the law; criminal justice and penal process; global crime and insecurity; cybercrime; gender, crime and criminal justice; media and crime; mental health and crime; penal politics; police and policing. For detailed information on the courses offered on this programme, please visit our website.

Assessment methods

Courses are assessed primarily by way of essay and other written work, but oral presentations may also be required.

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Edinburgh Law School Postgraduate Office
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