Taught course


University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The four core courses and two optional courses provide you with in-depth knowledge of current criminological issues and refine your social research abilities. For the MRes you will apply your analytical and research skills to a specialised topic and produce a dissertation.

Core courses

  • Understanding and explaining crime and social control
  • Research and enquiry in crime and criminal justice
  • Social science statistics 1
  • Qualitative research methods.

Optional courses
At least one must be taken from the following

  • Criminal justice: global challenges
  • Rehabilitation and desistance from crime
  • Penology and punishment
  • Crime, media and popular culture
  • Crime and community safety
  • Criminological perspectives on security
  • The global criminal economy.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6.5): ; MML: IELTS 7.5 (with no subtest less than 7.0) iBT TOEFL 92 (with no subtest lower than 23) Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Clair Clarke