LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Description

LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change 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.

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
  • you can 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
  • you'll 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 either an LLM or MSc or complete the course early with a PGDip/Cert.

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

Centre for Law, Crime and Justice (CLCJ)

You’ll benefit from the work of the CLCJ, 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.

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.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (or equivalent) in law, one of the social sciences, business or humanities Entry may be possible with other qualifications and/or experience

Pre-Masters Preparation Course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

LLM/MSc/PGDip Criminal Justice & Penal Change

Scotland/EU

  • 2015/16 - £5,700

Rest of UK

  • 2015/16 - £5,700

International

  • 2015/16 - £11,000

PgCert Criminal Justice & Penal Change

Scotland/EU

  • 2015/16 - £2,850

Rest of UK

  • 2015/16 - £2,850

International

  • 2015/16 - £5,500

How can I fund my course?

Scholarships

Several scholarship are available to Scottish, UK, EU and international students. Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria and deadlines so you're encouraged to apply early. To find out what scholarships you may be eligible for please go to our scholarship search.

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
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 25, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
5,700 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland
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Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 5,700 GBP