University of Strathclyde

Criminal Justice and Penal Change

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

Entry requirements

Normally a first or upper second-class Honours degree (or equivalent) in law, one of the social sciences, business or humanities, though other disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications are judged on their individual merits and entry may be possible with a relevant lower second-class Honours degree, and/or relevant professional qualifications and/or appropriate experience.

Please explain your motivation and suitability in your application.
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

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.
Compulsory modules: Criminal justice and penal decision-making; punishment and processes of penal change; research methods; dissertation research project.

Elective modules: Restorative justice; childhood and crime; surveillance, technology and control; offender supervision and management; homicide.

Please explain your motivation and suitability in your application.
Compulsory modules: Criminal justice and penal decision-making; punishment and processes of penal change; research methods; dissertation research project.

Elective modules: Restorative justice; childhood and crime; surveillance, technology and control; offender supervision and management; 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.

Fees

Please contact the Law School for part-time course fees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 3,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 8 8 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 13,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 13,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 3,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 3,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 21 21 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 13,500 (Year 1) International 9 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 9 9 Months
LLM Part-time September 2017 3,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months

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