Taught course

Transnational Crime, Justice and Security

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant social science or humanities 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

September

Course content

This programme considers pressing contemporary global issues from a criminological perspective, including organised crime, trafficking, terrorism and environmental crime.

Why Glasgow

  • 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 the University'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.

Programme Structure

You will take four core and two optional courses, as well as submit a dissertation.

Core courses

  • Criminological perspectives on security and globalisation
  • Criminological theory in context
  • Research design
  • The global criminal economy.

Optional courses may include

  • Antiquities trafficking
  • Crime, media and popular culture
  • Gender, crime and criminal Justice
  • Punishment and in/justice
  • Rehabilitation and desistance from crime.

Career prospects

You will be well equipped for careers in public, private and third sector agencies concerned with crime prevention policy and strategy, especially with international and cross-border agencies.

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

UK students
£7700
International students
£16000

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Alistair Fraser
Email
alistair.fraser@glasgow.ac.uk