Taught course

Global Crime and Justice

University of York · Department of Social Policy and Social Work

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification. However, if you have relevant work experience with good academic potential you may also be considered. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Global Crime and Justice provides a unique programme of study on an increasingly important feature of today’s society: transnational crime as well as the responses taken to it by states and other actors.

The programme is especially targeted at people seeking to develop a career in criminal justice, international organisations and academia, and is ideal for those working in, or wishing to work in criminal justice, international organisations, NGOs, academia and the media.

The programme engages students with the contested ideas and realities of global crime from an interdisciplinary perspective – ideally situated within the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Taught by leading experts in their field, it offers an advanced theoretical and empirical understanding of global crime and related notions of justice, as well as a solid training in research.

The programme offers a combination of taught modules assessed through coursework and a supervised dissertation, giving you the opportunity to develop detailed knowledge of crime and justice in a global context and to examine, through your own guided research project, aspects of global crime in which you have a particular interest.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 321234