Taught course

EU Security and Transnational Criminal Justice

Abertay University · Dundee Business School

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good honours degree in Law. Applications are welcome from graduates of other disciplines who have a background as criminal justice practitioners. Suitable qualifications might include, for example, politics or international relations. Applications will be considered on an individual basis. Consideration will also be given to those who are employed in a post relevant to the programme such as the police force, investigation service, prosecution servies, or certain EU institutions. Students who have not previously studied the laws and institutions of the EU will be required to undertake a prerequisite introductory module in EU Law which will also provide an introduction to legal method.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme, the first of its kind in the UK, is delivered by a team of academics with strong links to SIPR and affiliated to UACES and aims to ensure graduates develop a systematic understanding of the law relating to transnational criminal justice and security, with an emphasis on the EU, a critical awareness of current problems in areas of professional practice, and new insights into the field of freedom, security and justice. The syllabus will address EU criminal justice and law enforcement frameworks including Europol and Eurojust. Specialist modules include transnational legal responses to counter terrorism, cyber-crime and the proceeds of crime and the EU perspective on international criminal law.

This will enable you to develop a sound understanding of the field, required to function effectively at a senior level in a variety of roles in the justice arena within the EU.

Information for international students

All applicants are required to provide a certified proof of competence in English Language. A minimum proficiency level of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
01382 308080