You'll view crime control from a global stance, assessing models of justice and philosophies of punishment from around the world. With a focus on the development of international criminal law, you'll evaluate the workings of international courts and tribunals, the operation of the UN, and regional and national structures of international justice.
You'll examine national and international criminal justice in relation to international norms and standards, including human rights issues, and study the development and challenges of transnational offending from criminological, legal and political perspectives.
You can study this course full or part-time on campus, or part-time by distance learning. You can also choose to customise your qualification by combining your study of international criminal justice with another of our Criminal Justice Master's courses.
When you graduate, you'll be ready to bring in-depth international criminal justice expertise to your career in the justice system, such as in the UK police force, civil service or private sector, or as an intelligence analyst or international liaison officer with international organisations such as Europol or Interpol.
- Customise your International Criminal Justice Master's degree by combining it with another of our Criminal Justice Master's courses, and graduate with a bespoke and highly specialised qualification
- Choose from a range of optional modules that explore global aspects of crime investigation and justice, including wildlife crime, money laundering, cybersecurity and policing
- Learn from an experienced team of international criminal justice specialists in our School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and hear from industry expert guest speakers from around the world
- Enrich your research studies by using our lab equipment, such as our eye-tracking and VR technology, and operational policing simulation spaces
- Be part of our community of researchers by getting involved with our criminology research groups, such as the Policing research group and the Probation, Prison and Penology research group
- Interact and explore international criminal justice with fellow professionals from the criminal justice sector
Careers and opportunities
International systems of justice must continuously evolve in order to stand against the increasingly complex world of transnational crime. The skills and expertise you'll gain on this MSc International Criminal Justice will prepare you for roles with international policing and justice organisations, such as Europol, Interpol or the International Office of Migration.
With the opportunity to tailor your degree, you'll graduate with a qualification that will set you apart in your chosen area of international criminal justice, while your research experience will sharpen your critical thinking and analytical skills.
If you already work in the field of criminal justice, you'll be ready to pursue higher-level roles, or to break into a different area of the discipline. If you're yet to embark on your career in criminal justice, you'll gain the knowledge and advanced research problem-solving skills you need to stand out to employers and contribute positively to justice system reform on an international level.
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- Criminal Justice in a Global Context
- Dissertation/ Major Project
- Research Methods
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- A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject (Social Science, Humanities, Law, Management, Psychology subject, or Forensic Science). Information Technology or Science-related subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with equivalent professional experience in a relevant organisation will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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