This programme provides an excellent path to the advanced study of criminology. The MSc is suitable both for those who have studied criminology at undergraduate level and for those who are new to the subject.
All members of teaching staff are active researchers and on this programme you will learn about and engage with the latest criminological research.
This programme offers a range of subjects across the fields of criminology, criminal justice, law and social sciences, allowing you to tailor an interdisciplinary programme to suit your interests.
The programme structure for 2017/18 is currently being finalised. You will take a total of 120 credits in taught courses, 60 in each semester, which may include the following:
Criminological Research Methods Theoretical Criminology Criminal Justice and Penal Process Global Crime and Insecurity Cybercrime Mental Health and Crime Police and Policing Responding to Global Crime and Insecurity Surveillance and Security
You will also complete a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
See our programme structure and courses information for more details.
Students who complete the MSc have the opportunity to acquire a more sophisticated understanding of major contemporary debates in criminology in both its theoretical and applied aspects, and to achieve enhanced understanding and skills in research practice and method.
Graduates from this MSc have gone on to a wide range of careers, including working with offenders and victims, for various agencies including police, prisons/correctional services, and governmental and non-governmental agencies.
Many have gone on to careers as academics or criminology researchers.
Thanks to kind sponsorship as part of the Edinburgh Law School Tercentenary campaign, Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer 7 Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £5,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2017 (including distance learning programmes).You must have applied for study at Edinburgh Law School before applying for this award.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,000 towards tuition fees
Any applicant accepted for a place on any of the LLM or MSc programmes offered by the School (including Online Distance Learning programmes) for 2017/18 entry.