What will I learn?

A vibrant research community in criminology supports students to become excellent researchers who are theoretically informed and actively engaged in the public debate about crime and justice.

Overview

Our staff are involved in numerous research projects at UK, European and International levels which create opportunities for students to gain access to and network with organisations ranging from the local police to the United Nations. We are a founding partner of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and home of the Trafficking Culture programme.

Areas of research interest which could offer opportunities for research supervision include:

  • Young people, crime and youth justice (especially youth violence and gangs)
  • Gender, crime and justice (especially young female offenders, gendered violence)
  • Organised crime and white collar crime
  • Security studies, including transnational policing and regulation
  • Sentencing and punishment, particularly imprisonment, parole and probation
  • Desistance from crime, rehabilitation and reintegration in theory and practice
  • Media, culture and representation of crime and punishment
  • Projects employing cultural criminology, critical criminology or feminist theory perspectives
  • The contemporary global trade in looted cultural objects

Our research degrees offer unique opportunities:

  • Collaborating with and access to those working in and making justice policy in Scotland, Europe and beyond
  • Training in research methods and skills, including in novel and emerging approaches such as visual, digital and qualitative methods

We host and support numerous training and professional development activities for students, many of them student led (such as our annual away weekend for PhD students). A diverse programme of seminars and working lunches feature leading scholars in the field as well as regular student contributions.

Thesis length 12,000-15,000 words (students take more methodological training course modules than the MSc to establish a research skills platform for PhD level study).

Which department am I in?

School of Social and Political Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£18,370.00 (US$ 22,665) per year
Prices are based on the annual fee for full-time study. Additional fees applicable.

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Start date

14 September 2020

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject will be accepted. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

IELTS (Academic): overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0. Common equivalent English language qualifications: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20, Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Writing: 23.

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