Criminal Justice, M.Sc. | University of the West of Scotland | Paisley, United Kingdom
12 months
14500 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
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The MSc Criminal Justice degree from University of the West of Scotland, gives you the opportunity to study both theoretical and applied criminology at an advanced level and to use the knowledge, skills and understanding gained to engage critically, innovatively and independently with contemporary issues surrounding Criminal Justice.


Students gain a critical understanding of how key theories, concepts and empirical findings are used to create and interpret knowledge within the study of crime and Criminal Justice. Key issues debated include policing, crime prevention, rehabilitation and punishment.


The  Criminal Justice programme from University of the West of Scotland equips students with essential skills and knowledge for a range of careers in the Criminal Justice sector including the police, prison service and criminal justice social work, policy analysis and evaluation, and policy work in governments, local authorities or charities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Research Methods in Social Sciences
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Policing in the Contemporary World
  • Policy Analysis & Practice

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should normally hold a relevant Honours degree at 2:2 or above in any of the subjects below: 

  • Any social science 
  • Medicine 
  • Health 
  • Law
  • Social work
You will also be considered if you have a degree in another discipline or other professional training or experience relevant to course specialisms. In order to demonstrate your academic ability you will be required to complete written work and may be invited to attend an interview prior to acceptance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 7,000£

Living costs for Paisley

700 - 1400 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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