University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Comparative Historical Studies

The course examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely called 'the penal crisis'. Blending a rigorous understanding of fundamental theory with evidence about real world problems, the students analyse recent innovations in theory, policy and practice. Drawing on a number of disciplinary approaches, the course enables students to develop a rational and just response to crime.

Entry requirements

Department's MA in comparative history, or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Core modules include: justice and penal decision-making; punishment and processes of penal change; research methods; dissertation research project of own choice; choose from a number of advanced optional modules including: childhood and crime; surveillance, technology and control; offender management; restorative justice; homicide; in addition, students may also be able to take options from a number of cognate postgraduate courses including for e.g.: human rights law; internet law and policy; mediation and conflict resolution.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (International) 48 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 48 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 48 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 48 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (England) 48 months

Campus details

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

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