University of York

University of York

Global Crime and Justice

This course provides a unique programme of study on an increasingly important feature of today's society: transnational crime as well as the responses taken to it by states and other actors. The programme is especially targeted at people seeking to develop a career in criminal justice, international organisations and academia, and is ideal for those working in, or wishing to work in criminal justice, international organisations, NGOs, academia and the media. The programme engages students with the contested ideas and realities of global crime from an interdisciplinary perspective, ideally situated within the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Taught by leading experts in their field, it offers an advanced theoretical and empirical understanding of global crime and related notions of justice, as well as a solid training in research. The programme offers a combination of taught modules assessed through coursework and a supervised dissertation, giving you the opportunity to develop detailed knowledge of crime and justice in a global context and to examine, through your own guided research project, aspects of global crime in which you have a particular interest.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification. However, if you have relevant work experience with good academic potential you may also be considered. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

Modules include: Policy analysis, crime and justice; introduction to social research methods; global crime and justice; graduate dissertation workshops; dissertation research project. Choice of 1 module: Advanced qualitative methods; advanced quantitative methods; global social policy and global social problems; comparative and international social policy governance, management and delivery; globalisation and social policy.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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