What will I learn?

This programme introduces the theoretical and conceptual resources relevant to the study of crime, criminal justice and crime policy. It provides advanced training in social research methods.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This programme will prepare you for a career as a researcher or for undertaking a PhD in criminological or criminal justice research. It is recognised for an Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 award through the Scottish Doctoral Training Centre.
  • You will be taught by leading scholars from the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, a centre of excellence for criminology in the UK.
  • 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.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The programme is an ideal pathway towards a PhD and a career in academia. It will also prepare you for a career in research or policy development; especially with those public agencies and voluntary organisations concerned with crime prevention and community safety.

Which department am I in?

School of Social and Political Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£18,370.00 (US$ 22,931) per year
Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. 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

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification. Common equivalent English language qualifications - All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20, Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Writing: 23.

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