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. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This programme considers pressing contemporary global issues from a criminological perspective, including organised crime, trafficking, terrorism and environmental crime.
- You will gain access to a wide range of potential careers and further academic pathways related to understanding international crime and developing strategies and policy for its prevention.
- You will benefit from the combined strengths of staff from theUniversity's Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research. The breadth and diversity of expertise represented within the teaching team is a key strength of the programme.
- There will be a number of guest lectures, presentations and seminars throughout, with high-calibre speakers from the UK and abroad.
- You will have the opportunity to link up with a criminal justice organisation for your dissertation work.
Through a combination of lectures, seminars and project work you will
- enhance your understanding of relevant theoretical approaches, concepts, debates and techniques of criminological enquiry as they relate to the study of transnational crime and security in a globalised context
- develop your appreciation of the routines and structures of the global criminal economy, including contemporary developments in transnational organised crime and the illicit global economic activities of states, corporations and white-collar criminals
- apply criminological knowledge to critically analyse contemporary social, legal, political and policy issues in transnational crime and security
- develop the analytical skills to contribute to public debate on crime and security issues
- gain an advanced understanding of criminological perspectives on transnational crime and justice, relevant to your further careers or academic studies.
- Understanding and explaining crime and social harm
- Criminological perspectives on security and globalisation
- Research and enquiry in criminology and criminal justice
- The global criminal economy: white-collar crime and organised crime.
- Crime, media and popular culture
- Criminal justice: global challenges
- Crime and community safety
- Rehabilitation and desistance from crime
- Punishment and penalty.
Information for international students
IELTS: overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0; ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20. CAE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169. PTE Academic: 60; no sub-test less than 59
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr. Simon Mackenzie