Criminal Justice and Penal Change

University of Strathclyde


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’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/MSc in Criminal Justice and Penal Change is unique in both its approach and its flexibility.

You can exit at the end of 21 months with a PgDip or at the end of 8 months with a PgCert.

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.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level