University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Transnational Crime, Justice and Security

On this programme, through a combination of lectures, seminars and project work students: enhance their understanding of relevant theoretical approaches, concepts, debates and techniques of criminological enquiry as they relate to the study of transnational crime and security in a globalised context; develop their appreciation of the routines and structures of the global criminal economy, including contemporary developments in transnational organised crime and the illicit global economic activities of states, corporations and white-collar criminals; apply criminological knowledge to critically analyse contemporary social, legal, political and policy issues in transnational crime and security; develop the analytical skills to contribute to public debate on crime and security issues; and gain an advanced understanding of criminological perspectives on transnational crime and justice, relevant to their further careers or academic studies.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.

Course modules

Understanding and explaining crime and social harm; criminological perspectives on security and globalisation; research and enquiry in criminology and criminal justice; the global criminal economy: white-collar crime and organised crime; optional courses: crime, media and popular culture; criminal justice: global challenges; crime and community safety; rehabilitation and desistance from crime; and punishment and penalty.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 756 per Credit module (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

Key information

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