University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Criminal Justice and Penal Change

The Criminal Justice & Penal Change 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. You'll benefit from the work of the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice, which brings together expertise in the study of law, crime, criminal justice as well as interdisciplinary areas between law, sociology, social work, psychology and computer and information science. As well as providing distinctive postgraduate courses and research opportunities, it conducts internationally leading research and helps to shape public policy, discourse and practice.

You can choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc or complete the course early with a PGDip/Cert.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a related discipline. Entry may be possible with a Lower Second Class Honours degree. Applicants with suitable professional qualifications and/or considerable appropriate experience are encouraged to apply. If English is not the 1st language students should provide evidence of their English language proficiency before you can begin the course.

Course modules

PgCert

Core Modules: Justice and Penal Decision-making; Punishment and Processes of Penal Change; Choose from a wide range of advanced optional modules including: Childhood and Crime; Surveillance, Technology and Control; Offender Management; Restorative Justice; Homicide.

MSc

Core Modules: Justice and Penal Decision-making; Punishment and Processes of Penal Change; Research Methods; Dissertation research project of own choice. Choose from a wide range of advanced optional modules including: Childhood and Crime; Surveillance, Technology and Control; Offender Management; Restorative Justice; Homicide.

PgDip

Core Modules: Justice and Penal Decision-making; Punishment and Processes of Penal Change; Research Methods. Choose from a wide range of advanced optional modules including: Childhood and Crime; Surveillance, Technology and Control; Offender Management; Restorative Justice; Homicide.

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.

Sponsorship information

http://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 8 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 8 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 8 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 8 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 8 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months

Campus details

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

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