Entry requirements

An upper second honours degree in Law, Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology, Politics, International Relations or related Social Science discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

If you want to enrich your understanding of the urgent issues of security and justice in contemporary societies, analyse local and international conflicts, study transnational security concerns and international criminal justice, and understand security and justice from the perspectives of Law, International Relations, Politics, Criminology and Sociology then the MA Security and Justice is the course for you.

This programme offers an exciting opportunity to understand contemporary issues concerning the interface between security and justice from the perspectives of Law, Sociology and Politics.

The blend of disciplinary approaches offers a comprehensive programme through which international and local conflicts over security and justice are analysed, transnational security concerns and crimes are studied and research methodologies in international and comparative criminal justice are examined.

The course adopts a seminar-based format, offering the opportunity to consider both theoretical and empirical aspects of security and justice and to apply knowledge to case study examples.

You will gain knowledge about well-accepted approaches to security and justice alongside exploring about how contemporary concerns challenge some of the traditional approaches to this field.

This programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter into further academic research and to pursue professional careers in the Civil Service, media and publishing, teaching and training, policy, international agencies and the fields of security and policing.

Vocational posts in organisations such as, the United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the armed forces are also potential destinations for graduates.

For information please contact the School of Law Admissions Team.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more at http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 113 343 7573
+44 (0) 113 343 2452