12 months
18700 GBP/year
8440 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Crime and Justice programme from University of York is designed for students and professionals seeking to develop a career in criminal justice, international organisations, the media and research.

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You'll study an increasingly important feature of society: transnational crime and the responses taken by states and non-state actors.

You'll engage with the reality of global crime and criminal and related social policies from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will explore global policy analysis and criminal justice with an international approach. You'll also be trained in research methods.

This Global Crime and Justice programme from University of York  is part of a group of social policy Masters degrees that draw on the research excellence of the Department to enable you to study social policy at an advanced level. These courses each offer a unique blend of modules to allow you to specialise in a particular area.

Careers and skills

The MA in Global Crime and Justice develops the skills that employers need in a number of areas, especially criminal justice, crime policy analysis and research methods from a global perspective. You'll also find you develop transferable skills that will allow you to progress to different career areas or to continue your studies at PhD level.

Career opportunities

The MA in Global Crime and Justice is designed for students and professionals who want to become active in global policy analysis, criminal justice and research. Graduates from this MA will go on to a wide variety of destinations but most tend to go into one of three key areas:

  • Policy analysis inside criminal justice agencies, NGOs or international organisations
  • Research in the same organisations
  • Academic research and PhD level study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy Analysis - Crime and Justice
  • Research Design 
  • Global Crime and Justice 
  • Global Social Policy and Global Social Problems 
  • Comparative Social Policy - Governance, Management and Delivery 
  • Globalisation and Social Policy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK: £4,220
  • International: £9,350

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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