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Ian Gould 

Australia

LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change

 Australian student Ian, who is originally from Canberra was recommended The University of Strathclyde and is now studying the LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change course. Read more about his experiences so far:

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde? Did you know about the Centre for Law, Crime, Justice?

On the strength of the LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change – unique in the UK – and recommendations from an Australian professor who undertook an academic exchange at Strathclyde

What do you enjoy most about your course?

In-depth analysis of criminological, sociological and legal perspectives and their real-life application to prisons and criminal justice, aided by brilliant academic staff

What advice would you give to a prospective student coming to study your course?

Do it!

What’s the best thing about studying at Strathclyde?

The friendly yet academically rigorous environment

What specialist knowledge/professional skills have you developed studying your course?

A much greater depth of knowledge of sociological, legal and criminological theory and trends and their application to current criminal justice challenges

How is your course helping to enhance your current career and prepare you for your future career?

It has equipped me with the academic skills and confidence to embrace a potential future career in criminal justice policy

What are your ambitions for the future and how do you think your time at Strathclyde will help you achieve your goals?

A criminal justice policy career in due course.  The LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change will demonstrate my commitment to the field to future employers and help me stand out