University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Criminal Justice and Penal Change

This course examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely known as 'the penal crisis'. Blending a rigorous understanding of fundamental theory with evidence about real world problems you'll analyse recent innovations in theory, policy and practice. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, the course will enable you to develop a rational and just response to crime.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Criminal justice and penal decision-making; punishment and processes of penal change; research methods; dissertation research project. Elective modules: Restorative justice; childhood and crime; surveillance, technology and control; offender supervision and management; homicide. Please explain your motivation and suitability in your application.

Assessment methods

As well as seminars, students take part in role play exercises, presentations and other forms of learning. Assessment is based on performance in coursework. For those seeking award of the LLM/MSc they need to complete a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per (Year 1) 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per (Year 1) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per (Year 1) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per (Year 1) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per (Year 1) 21 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per (Year 1) 8 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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Key information

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Postgraduate Admissions - Humanities and Social Sciences
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01414448600