- our focus is on pressing contemporary national and international issues of policy and practice - you can choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc - study full-time or part-time - learn from a world-class teaching team - students are from a range of nationalities and disciplinary backgrounds - you'll benefit from the work of the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice
Who is the course suitable for?
- practitioners working in a wide range of law, justice and welfare areas - professionals developing justice policy - members of the third /voluntary sector - recent graduates in law, social sciences and humanities
Flexible study options
You can choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc or complete the course early with a PGDip/Cert. You'll have the option of studying full or part-time and attending classes in the early evening.
Centre for Law, Crime and Justice (CLCJ)
You’ll benefit from the work of the CLCJ, which brings together expertise in the study of law, crime, criminal justice as well as interdisciplinary areas between law, sociology, social work, psychology and computer and information science.
As well as providing distinctive postgraduate courses and research opportunities, it conducts internationally leading research and helps to shape public policy, discourse and practice.
You'll be taught by some of the world’s foremost experts not only in academic research but also from the fields of policy and practice. The course is run by Strathclyde Law School’s Centre for Law, Crime and Justice. It brings together world leading research expertise with some of the most accomplished practitioners and policy officials.
Pre-Masters Preparation Course
The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.
Learning & teaching
As well as seminars, you’ll be asked to take part in role play exercises, presentations and other forms of learning. We've an active programme of public lectures from eminent visiting speakers on contemporary topics. There'll be a programme of visits to local justice agencies designed to stimulate your academic learning.
Students on the Strathclyde Masters (LLM or MSc) in Criminal Justice and Penal Change come from a range of backgrounds. Some are recent graduates in law, humanities and the social sciences from around the world. Many are current practitioners, policy-makers in different fields of criminal justice. They find the course of invaluable assistance in gaining a step up the career ladder.
Where are they now?
Occupations which criminal justice students may (and do) take up include: - Advocacy - Central Government Criminal Justice Research Manager - Council of Europe Analyst - Criminal Barrister - Defence law - European Union Policy Analyst - Forensic Services - Judiciary - Local Government Criminal Justice Policy Manager - Lecturer in Criminal Justice - Parliamentary Advisors on Criminal Justice - Prosecution Service - Prison Management - Prison Psychologist - Prison-based Social Work - Victim Support