Criminal Justice and Penal Change

Criminal Justice & Penal Change

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The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice and Penal Change examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely known as 'the penal crisis'.

Blending a rigorous understanding of fundamental theory with evidence about real world problems, you will analyse recent innovations in theory, policy and practice.

Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, the course will enable students to develop a rational and just response to crime.

The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice and Penal Changeis unique in both its approach and its flexibility.


Who is the Course for?

The Strathclyde LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice and Penal Change draws students from a wide range of disciplinary and nationalities. 

  • Practitioners working in a wide range of law, justice and welfare areas;
  • Professionals developing justice policy;
  • Members of the Third / Voluntary Sector;
  • Recent Graduates in law, social sciences, humanities from around Scotland, UK and around the  world

Students on the Strathclyde Master’s (LLM or MSc) in Criminal Justice and Penal Change come from a range of backgrounds. Some are recent graduates in law, humanities and the social sciences from around the world. Many are current practitioners, policy-makers in different fields of criminal justice and they find the course an invaluable assistance in gaining a step up the career ladder. 




for Sep 2016 entry to full-time LLM criminal justice and penal change (Admission Code : LLM7)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.