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Criminology and Social Policy

University of Strathclyde

12 months
16000 GBP/year
7100 GBP/year
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This Criminology and Social Policy course from University of Strathclyde will provide you with a critical and nuanced understanding of criminology, criminal justice and social policy, and of the wider political, economic and social context within which criminological research takes place.

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You'll be taught social science research methods, alongside key issues, theories and debates in criminology, social and penal policy and practice, schooling you in cutting-edge knowledge across these arenas.

You'll become equipped to evaluate, design, and deliver research projects across justice related, and social science disciplines and develop an understanding of the impact that such research has on policy and practice, and vice versa.

This Criminology and Social Policy course from University of Strathclyde has been designed, and will be delivered by, a dynamic team of international scholars with globally-recognised expertise in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Policy in an inclusive learning environment to provide you with a critical understanding of contemporary theories, issues and debates in criminology, criminal justice and social and penal policy.


This course is designed to appeal to:

  • prospective students wishing to progress to post-graduate study, and provides an important platform for further progression to PhD study in Criminology or Justice Social Work
  • those wishing to move into or advance their professional careers across justice related disciplines (for example, policing, prisons and social work) or progress into senior management within a Local Authority or other public, third or private sector organisations
  • those seeking a career in social science research within research organisations, charities, pressures/lobbying groups, independent or third sector organisations, and central or local government

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Contexts of Criminal Justice Research
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminology
  • Prisons, Power and Punishment
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Dissertation in Criminology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or upper second class degree, or overseas equivalent, in social sciences or related discipline. Applicants with other qualifications together with relevant professional experience may be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales & Northern Ireland £7,100

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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