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Criminal Justice and Penal Change LLM

Criminal Justice and Penal Change LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Criminal Law Criminology Law / Legal Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Why this course?

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

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

The LLM in Criminal Justice & Penal Change is unique in both its approach and its flexibility.

Key features

  • Our focus is on pressing contemporary national and international issues of policy and practice
  • Choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc
  • Study full-time or part-time
  • Learn from a world-class teaching team
  • Students are from a range of nationalities and disciplinary backgrounds
  • Benefit from the work of the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice

Who is the course suitable for?

  • 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 and humanities

Flexible study options

You can choose to graduate with an LLM or MSc or complete the course early with a Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate.

You'll have the option of studying full-time or part-time and attending classes in the early evening.


Students on the Strathclyde Masters (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. They find the course of invaluable assistance in gaining a step up the career ladder.

Different course options

Full time | University of Strathclyde | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Your Master's will culminate in a dissertation. This is an extended project of enquiry into an area of your own choice. You will create knowledge in answer to a question which really intrigues you. While you will be very much in the driving seat, your work is nurtured and guided by a member of our academic staff team. you will be guided by some of the world's foremost experts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normally a first or upper second-class Honours degree (or equivalent) in law, one of the social sciences, business or humanities, though other disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications are judged on their individual merits and entry may be possible with a relevant lower second-class Honours degree, and/or relevant professional qualifications and/or appropriate experience.