University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

Recognising the challenge for politicians, policy makers and practitioners in the criminal justice, and criminal law fields, this programme addresses the complex problems that crime poses for contemporary societies. **Academic contact: socpol-pgt@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** 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. You will be taught by leading scholars from the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, a centre of excellence for criminology in the UK. Teaching on the programme is cutting edge, responding to current affairs and world events. Throughout the year will have access to guest lectures, presentations and seminars with high-calibre speakers from the UK and abroad. There will be opportunities to connect with non academic partners for your dissertation work. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** You will take two core and four optional courses, as well as submit a dissertation on a subject of your choice. **Core courses** - Criminological theory in context - Research design. **Optional courses may include** - Antiquities trafficking - Crime, media and popular culture - Criminological perspectives on security and globalisation - Gender, crime and criminal justice - Offending lives: The consequences of criminal justice - Punishment and in/justice - The global criminal economy. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** You will be well equipped for careers in public, private and third sector agencies concerned with crime prevention and community safety. The programme provides an excellent professional development choice for social workers and social work managers, prison governors or officers, police officers and lawyers.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) ?overall score 6.5 ?no sub-test less than 6.0 ?or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ?ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 20 ?Listening: 19 ?Speaking: 19 ?Writing: 23 ?CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 ?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: ?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study ?BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

You will take two core and four optional courses, as well as submit a dissertation on a subject of your choice. Core courses ?Criminological theory in context ?Research design. Optional courses may include ?Antiquities trafficking ?Crime, media and popular culture ?Criminological perspectives on security and globalisation ?Gender, crime and criminal justice ?Punishment and in/justice ?Rehabilitation and desistance from crime ?The global criminal economy. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,650 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 11,100 per Year 1 (International) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 21 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 21 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (EU) 21 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Scotland) 21 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 21 Months

Campus details

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University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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