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 2016/17 will consist of 180 credits comprised of taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
The 120 credits of taught courses are made up of mandatory, core and option courses.
Criminal Justice and Penal Process (20 credits, semester 1) Or Global Crime and Insecurity (20 credits, semester 1)
Option courses (40 credits)
Cybercrime Mental Health and Crime Police and Policing Responding to Global Crime and Insecurity Surveillance and Security
You may be permitted to take an alternative 20 credit course from outside of the Law School with permission of the Programme Director.
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.
Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer five Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £2,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2014 (including distance learning programmes, and also the MSc in European Union Politics and Law and the MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security, both of which are offered jointly with the School of Social and Political Studies).
Value of Scholarship(s)
£2,000 towards tuition fees
Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/ MSc programmes.
Deadline: 30th April 2014.You must have already applied to study an LLM or MSc programme before you apply for this scholarship.Once you have applied for your chosen programme of study, you should download and complete the School Scholarships application form. This can be downloaded from the Law School website.Completed application forms should be emailed to [email protected] by the deadline date above.
Africa LLM/ MSc Tercentenary Scholarship
The Africa LLM/MSc Tercentenary Scholarship is open to all African students who have applied to an on-campus LLM or the on-campus MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Edinburgh Law School.One scholarship will be available each academic year until 2013/2014.The award is open to all suitably qualified African applicants; however, the 2012/2013 scholarship is particularly aimed at applicants who are citizens of (and normally resident in) West Africa. If no suitable application is received from these countries, the scholarship will pass to the next most suitable applicant. The award will be made solely on academic merit.The scholarship will cover the costs of postgraduate tuition fees for one academic year. The successful applicant will also be given a partial maintenance grant (£6500) to help fund their studies at the University of Edinburgh. The maintenance grant will not cover the full costs of studying at the University and applicants should ensure they have sufficient financial support to complete their studies.More detailed information can be obtained by emailing [email protected]
Value of Scholarship(s)
Tuition Fees for one year plus a stipend of £6500
Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/MSc programmes.
The closing date for the receipt of applications for 2012-2013 will be 30 April 2012.Applicants must complete the school's scholarship application form to indicate that they wish to be considered for this award.Word Document Completed forms should be emailed to [email protected] for postgraduate programmes must be made in parallel through the normal University application route