This programme provides an excellent path to the advanced study of new global developments in the field of crime, criminal law, justice and security.
The MSc is suitable both for students familiar with law, politics or criminology from undergraduate study and for those who are new to these subjects.
The programme draws on the latest research in the field of crime, security and justice. Two courses introduce students to a range of theoretical perspectives on global crime, justice and security and the ways in which these issues play out in specific contexts.
Knowledge and understanding gained from core components complement specialist options in areas such as policing, cyber-crime, EU and international law, migration, and criminal justice policy. Students intending to go on to doctoral study will be guided to appropriate research skills training.
This programme offers a wide range of courses from law, criminology, social sciences and international policy. You can tailor the degree to meet your specific 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:
Global Crime and Insecurity Responding to Global Crime and Insecurity Criminological Research Methods Fundamental Issues in International Law International Criminal Law General Principles of Criminal Law Theoretical Criminology Criminal Justice and Penal Process International Human Rights Law Current Issues in Criminal Law Cybercrime Surveillance and Security Inter-State Conflict and Humanitarian Law Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Human Rights Law in Europe
You will also complete a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
Students who complete the MSc will acquire an advanced understanding of the major contemporary debates and theoretical perspectives on crime, justice and security in a global context, and will enhance their research and analytic skills.
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.