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LLM/MSc/PgDip/PgCert Criminal Justice and Penal Change

University of Strathclyde

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Why this course?

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.

The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change is unique in both its approach and its flexibility.

Key features

Our focus is on pressing contemporary national and international issues of policy and practice
Choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc
Study full-time or part-time
Learn from a world-class teaching team
Students are from a range of nationalities and disciplinary backgrounds
Benefit from the work of the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice

Who is the course suitable for?

practitioners working in a wide range of law, justice and welfare areas
professionals developing justice policy
members of the third /voluntary sector
recent graduates in law, social sciences and humanities

Flexible study options

You can choose to graduate with an LLM or MSc or complete the course early with a Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate.

You'll have the option of studying full-time or part-time and attending classes in the early evening.

Learning & teaching

As well as seminars, you’ll be asked to take part in role play exercises, presentations and other forms of learning.

We've an active programme of public lectures from eminent visiting speakers on contemporary topics. There'll be a programme of visits to local justice agencies designed to stimulate your academic learning.

Teaching staff

You'll be taught by some of the world’s foremost experts not only in academic research but also from the fields of policy and practice.

The course is run by Strathclyde Law School’s Centre for Law, Crime and Justice. It brings together world leading research expertise with some of the most accomplished practitioners and policy officials.

Careers

Students on the Strathclyde Masters (LLM or MSc) in Criminal Justice and Penal Change come from a range of backgrounds.

Some are recent graduates in law, humanities and the social sciences from around the world. Many are current practitioners, policy-makers in different fields of criminal justice. They find the course of invaluable assistance in gaining a step up the career ladder.

Where are they now?

Occupations which criminal justice students may (and do) take up include:

  • Advocacy
  • Central Government Criminal Justice Research Manager
  • Council of Europe Analyst
  • Criminal Barrister
  • Defence law
  • European Union Policy Analyst
  • Forensic Services
  • Judiciary
  • Local Government Criminal Justice Policy Manager
  • Lecturer in Criminal Justice
  • Parliamentary Advisors on Criminal Justice
  • Prosecution Service
  • Prison Management
  • Prison Psychologist
  • Prison-based Social Work
  • Victim Support.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,150per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Strathclyde

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Strathclyde welcomes students from across the world.
The university's International Study Centre offers international students the option to complete pre-master's programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    203 92%

    5th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    70th

    24

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