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Course content

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

Why this programme

  • 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 be taught by leading scholars from the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, a centre of excellence for criminology in the UK.
  • Teaching on the programme is cutting edge, responding to current affairs and world events.
  • Throughout the year will have access to guest lectures, presentations and seminars with high-calibre speakers from the UK and abroad.
  • There will be opportunities to connect with non academic partners 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
  • Offending lives: The consequences of criminal justice
  • Punishment and in/justice.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

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.

Visit the Transnational Crime, Justice and Security (MSc) page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!





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