Security and Justice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16000
    Tuition (Full programme)
    7000
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #101 ,
MSc Security and Justice at University of Leeds enables you to learn from experts in the Building Sustainable Societies research framework, but particularly within the Security and Justice Research Group, with all the facilities that a leading research-led university offers.

About

Hosted by the School of Law, this interdisciplinary programme is run in conjunction with the School of Politics and International Studies and the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

The programme offers an exciting opportunity to understand contemporary issues of security and justice from the perspectives of: Law, International Relations, Politics, Criminology and Sociology. It will allow you to select from a broad range of modules to critically evaluate contemporary issues of security and justice from an inter-disciplinary perspective, but also to specialise in topics that relate to your future career choice or academic interests.

MSc Security and Justice enables you to learn from experts in the Building Sustainable Societies research framework, but particularly within the Security and Justice Research Group, with all the facilities that a leading research-led university offers.

Programme Structure

The programme will give you the opportunity to:

  • gain an understanding of security and justice in contemporary societies
  • analyse local and international conflicts
  • study transnational security concerns and international criminal justice
  • examine security and justice from the perspectives of Law, International Relations, Politics, Criminology and Sociology.

As a full-time student you’ll study three compulsory modules, including your dissertation, across your first and second semesters, and choose several further optional modules across both semesters to complete your programme.

Compulsory modules

  • Security and Justice30 credits
  • Researching Security and Justice15 credits
  • Dissertation60 credits

Optional modules

  • Cyberspace Law: Contemporary Issues15 credits
  • Globalisation and Crime15 credits
  • International Human Rights30 credits
  • Global Governance through Law30 credits
  • Gender, Globalisation and Development30 credits
  • The Politics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict30 credits
  • Contemporary International Security15 credits
  • Global Justice30 credits
  • Globalisation and International Social Change30 credits
  • Critical Theory30 credits

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 87

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law, sociology, social policy, criminology, politics, international relations or related social science discipline.

Student Visa

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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 16000 International
  • GBP 7000 EU/EEA

Funding

The School of Law is offering a number of Liberty Scholarships to UK/EU and international students of high academic quality starting a postgraduate taught programme in 2017. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance in your undergraduate degree. A Liberty Scholarship will not be awarded in addition to any other scholarship except a University of Leeds Alumni Bursary.

Find out more on the Schools scholarships page.

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

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