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LLM Criminal Justice

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LLM Criminology is designed to provide you a comprehensive understanding of human rights law. After the completion of LLM in criminology, you would be able to determine a depth knowledge of basic law and theory related to criminology.

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LLB (Hons) Law

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Our online LLB (Hons) Law degree will provide you with a thorough academic training in the discipline of law. [+]

Best Master of Laws Degrees in LLM Criminal Justice in United Kingdom 2017. LLB (Hons) Law Places available: Summer / Autumn 2015 About the LLB (Hons) Law course Our online LLB (Hons) Law degree will provide you with a thorough academic training in the discipline of law. It will enable you to develop a critical awareness of common law and legal principles, build knowledge of the UK and EU legal systems and gain the analytical and problem solving skills needed to build a successful career in what is a dynamic and challenging discipline. You will be given the opportunity to study a wide range of topics and develop your expertise in specific areas of law. Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our LLB (Hons) Law degree online will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career both inside and outside the legal field. It can also act as a foundation for postgraduate study on a Master of Law (LLM) programme or business Masters course such as an MSc or MBA. The LLB (Hons) Law is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved by the relevant legal professional bodies and is the first step if you are considering practising law professionally. Why study this subject? Our online LLB (Hons) Law degree gives you a flexible approach to learning, allowing you to work alongside your studies. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, the course will help you develop graduate skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking. The course is also relevant if you are an international student who wants to access an English Law programme from a respected UK institution whilst living overseas. Course Structure The LLB (Hons) Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits. Level 4 modules: Fundamentals of Effective Learning (15 credits) The Legal System (15 credits) Criminal Law (30 credits) Constitutional and Administrative Law (30 credits) Contract Law (30 credits) Level 5 modules: Public International Law (15 credits) Law of Tort (30 credits) Land Law (30 credits) European Union Law (30 credits) Research Methods for Legal Studies (15 credits) Level 6 modules: Equity and Trusts (30 credits) Final Year Research Project (30 credits) Company Law (30 credits) Choose two optional modules: Commercial Law (30 credits) Family Law (30 credits) Law of Evidence: Criminal and Civil Procedure (30 credits) International Trade Law (30 credits) Learning and Assessments Studying online for your law degree offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access. All of our online undergraduate courses have a standard study duration which indicates the length of time it should take you to complete your studies. It is possible to complete your studies faster than the standard course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times during your course, however minimum study durations apply. Teaching methods and style Unlike a traditional university environment, our online degree courses utilise a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are. This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments. You are supported throughout your online law course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. Methods of assessment We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. LLB (Hons) Law assignments are based on real life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis. You will always be aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by: showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform; the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date; assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams; ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser; the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria. We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism. On successful completion of your LLB (Hons) Law degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus. Career Prospects If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get a degree. You can enhance both your education and career with a degree from a top UK university regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments. We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace. Career destinations Studying Law will prepare you for a career in many sectors. Roles in finance, human resources, education, local and central government, the voluntary sector or management all benefit from a legal background. The LLB (Hons) Law online is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) in England and Wales and is the first step if you are considering practicing law professionally. Entry requirements We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience. There are two entry routes onto our qualifying LLB (Hons) Law degree: 1. Academic Entry Route In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for the LLB (Hons) Law degree you must have the following qualifications as a minimum: Three A-levels, or equivalent; plus If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent. You will be required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies 2. Open Entry Route To apply for the LLB (Hons) Law degree via our Open Entry Route you must meet the following criteria: GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent; 3 year’s relevant work experience; plus If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent. You will be required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies. 21 day money back guarantee We want to give you the opportunity to experience a University of Essex Online course for a 21 day trial period. That’s why we have introduced our money back guarantee. If you start the course and decide it’s not for you during the first three weeks, you will receive a full refund. Course Structure The LLB (Hons) Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits. [-]

LLB (Hons) Law including Foundation Year (4 Year)

London School Of Business And Management (LSBM)
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom Bloomsbury

This degree is clearly a natural choice for applicants considering a career as a solicitor, barrister, chartered legal executive or paralegal. [+]

This degree is clearly a natural choice for applicants considering a career as a solicitor, barrister, chartered legal executive or paralegal. Our Law graduates will hone a number of invaluable employability skills, such as: intellectual independence; reflective self-management; awareness of principles and values of law, justice and ethics; an understanding of legal theories that can be applied globally; problem-solving; excellent written and oral communication. Therefore there is a diverse array of employment opportunities for Law graduates in areas such as education, journalism, public relations, business and enterprise, or across the public sector. Professional Body recognition The course is recognised by the legal professional bodies as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) exempting graduates from the Academic Stage of Training for students seeking to qualify as a solicitor or barrister of England and Wales. Students who complete the Civil Litigation and Client Care module, plus one of the other four practice-based modules, are eligible for admission as a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). This opportunity saves graduates one year of additional study. With CILEx Graduate Member status, our students will be able to use the designatory letters: GCILEx (therefore they would be LLB (Hons), GCILEx). Upon graduation our students who opt for CILEx Graduate Member status could immediately work in a law firm in roles such as a Trainee CILEx Lawyer, Paralegal or Legal Clerk. After completing 3 years of qualifying employment in a law firm, they will be admitted as a Fellow of CILEx (FCILEx) and a Chartered Legal Executive. Fellows can represent clients in court if they qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive Advocate. They can also dual qualify as a Solicitor, without having to complete a two-year training contract. Our LLB is one of only a handful in England and Wales which provides students with this option. Usually membership takes an additional year of study. So our LLB students who decide to pursue a career as a chartered legal executive can benefit from this very unique advantage! Key information We have both September and January start dates for this course. There are two semesters each year. Students complete 2 x 30 credit modules each semester, enabling students to concentrate on fewer modules at a time. Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, problem questions, case studies, reports, moots, presentations and examinations. Fees Fees for 2016-17 UK/EU: £6,000 per year, equating to a total of £24,000 over the 4 years’ duration of the course. Fees for 2017-18 UK/EU: £6,150 per year, equating to a total of £24,600 over the 4 years’ duration of the course. Entry requirements Applicants normally require 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications, including English Language. Note: From 2017, English and Maths GCSEs will be graded from 9 to 1, rather than A* to G. All other GCSE subjects will follow with the new grading system in 2019. A current grade 'C' in the new system will be considered to be a '4'. Click here for a quick explanation of the new GCSE grading system from our blog. Applicants must have completed Year 11 (Key Stage 4) Secondary School, or equivalent, at least 2 years prior to the start of the course. Applicants for whom English is a second language require IELTS at 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each category). [-]

LLM International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course examines the law applicable prior to, during and following an armed conflict. Current issues and modern challenges to the law and politics surrounding war and justice will be discussed. [+]

Best Master of Laws Degrees in LLM Criminal Justice in United Kingdom 2017. LLM International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict Armed conflicts, both international and within a state's borders, are taking place across the globe. With the rise of global terrorism, the traditional distinction between armed conflicts between states and internal armed conflict is being eroded. Meanwhile, international crimes are being perpetrated on a daily basis. How has the law dealt with this? The LLM International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict provides you with an opportunity to develop a holistic overview of the law governing the use of force by states, the law applicable to the conduct of hostilities, and the international criminal justice system. You will be invited to consider current issues and modern challenges to the law and politics surrounding war and justice, as well as the legal and philosophical responses to international criminality. You will be taught by internationally recognised experts in the field, many of whom have worked with relevant international organisations such as the International Criminal Court and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Key facts The School of Law was ranked 41st best law school in the world, and 9th in the UK, by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2016 Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige and now attracts some 140 to 160 students each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the leading LLM programmes available Research-led teaching means that you will be exposed to current issues, advanced debate, and innovative thinking and regular guest seminars and lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners complement teaching in the school Dedicated resources for students in the school, including a Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions, a Law School computer room, and a Law Reading Room in the Hallward Library, contribute to a unique and positive learning experience The school enjoys professional relationships with international institutions, leading UK law firms, private industry and consultancies, government departments, both foreign and domestic, and non-governmental organisations Course details You must complete at least 90 credits worth of modules from the qualifying specialist module options for the International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict LLM. This includes the compulsory module International Criminal Law. The remaining 30 credits required to complete the taught stage of the degree can be chosen from the full suite of modules offered across all of our LLM programmes. In addition, you must choose a dissertation topic which falls within the field of international criminal justice and armed conflict, and has relevance to the qualifying module options which were undertaken. Guidance and support on deciding a dissertation topic and designing your project will be provided through bespoke workshops and one-to-one support. Teaching The LLM programme operates small group seminar teaching wherever possible, allowing for an integrative and interactive learning experience. You are encouraged and expected to prepare for, and participate in, seminars so that you get the maximum benefit from these teaching sessions. Modular assessments All taught courses are assessed by examination or essay, or a combination of both. All assessments take place at the end of the spring term. Practice assignments, workshops on issues such as exam technique and time management, as well as one-to-one sessions with the Legal Skills Advisor are offered throughout the academic year to prepare you for these assessments. Modules Core International Criminal Law Qualifying module options Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Detention and Imprisonment in the International Criminal Justice System International and Comparative Penal Law and Human Rights International Criminal Evidence International Humanitarian Law Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights and Criminal Justice Principles of Public International Law The Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in International Law United Nations Law The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers. Many graduates either go into the legal profession or return to their previous legal careers with their experience and prospects enhanced by their experiences on the course. A large number also work with NGOs, or return to their countries with the relevant skills to help add to the future development of that country. A selection of graduates progress onto our PhD programme each year, in order to progress their academic career. These students often choose to stay at The University of Nottingham beyond their doctorate, with a number of our current academics having completed both the LLM or Masters and PhD programmes with us before becoming members of staff. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 93% of postgraduates in the School of Law who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,031 with the highest being £40,800.* * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

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

The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & 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 & 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 you can 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 you'll 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 either an LLM or MSc or complete the course early with a PGDip/Cert. You'll have the option of studying full or part-time and attending classes in the early evening. Centre for Law, Crime and Justice (CLCJ) You’ll benefit from the work of the CLCJ, which brings together expertise in the study of law, crime, criminal justice as well as interdisciplinary areas between law, sociology, social work, psychology and computer and information science. As well as providing distinctive postgraduate courses and research opportunities, it conducts internationally leading research and helps to shape public policy, discourse and practice. Teaching staff You'll be taught by some of the world’s foremost experts not only in academic research but also from the fields of policy and practice. The course is run by Strathclyde Law School’s Centre for Law, Crime and Justice. It brings together world leading research expertise with some of the most accomplished practitioners and policy officials. Entry requirements A good Honours degree (or equivalent) in law, one of the social sciences, business or humanities Entry may be possible with other qualifications and/or experience Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. LLM/MSc/PGDip Criminal Justice & Penal Change Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £5,700 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £5,700 International 2015/16 - £11,000 PgCert Criminal Justice & Penal Change Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £2,850 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £2,850 International 2015/16 - £5,500 How can I fund my course? Scholarships Several scholarship are available to Scottish, UK, EU and international students. Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria and deadlines so you're encouraged to apply early. To find out what scholarships you may be eligible for please go to our scholarship search. Careers 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. Where are they now? Occupations which criminal justice students may (and do) take up include: Advocacy Central Government Criminal Justice Research Manager Council of Europe Analyst Criminal Barrister Defence law European Union Policy Analyst Forensic Services Judiciary Local Government Criminal Justice Policy Manager Lecturer in Criminal Justice Parliamentary Advisors on Criminal Justice Prosecution Service Prison Management Prison Psychologist Prison-based Social Work Victim Support [-]

MA Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bangor University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

The course was one of the first to take an internationally comparative perspective across a broad range of criminology and criminal justice issues. [+]

Best Master of Laws Degrees in LLM Criminal Justice in United Kingdom 2017. The course was one of the first to take an internationally comparative perspective across a broad range of criminology and criminal justice issues. It is designed to meet the needs of three groups of potential students: those requiring a thorough research training specialising in criminology and criminal justice; those who are interested in pursuing criminology and criminal justice to an advanced level; and practitioners in the criminal justice field who wish to expand their horizons from national to international levels. The programme components consist of a generic research module (The Research Process) for training in qualitative and quantitative research methods in the Social Sciences, specialised training in Applied Research Criminology and a module on international case studies in Criminology, which allows students to incorporate their particular research interests and areas of enquiry in comparative criminological and criminal justice research. The MA includes a 20,000 word dissertation. [-]

LLM International Law (Criminal & Human Rights)

Bangor University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

This programme is designed to help students become experts in the areas of International Law that directly concern the human person - International Criminal Law & International Human Rights Law - whilst mastering the discipline of International Law of which they are part. [+]

This programme is designed to help students become experts in the areas of International Law that directly concern the human person - International Criminal Law & International Human Rights Law - whilst mastering the discipline of International Law of which they are part. In addition to the foundational courses in Legal Research Methods and Public International Law, students will be required to study International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law and write a dissertation on a topic within the International Criminal Law or International Human Rights Law. The remaining courses can be chosen from a range of relevant options. Through carefully designed course work and varied teaching approaches, students will acquire the intellectual open-ness, technical expertise and critical thinking abilities that are necessary for effectiveness in a globalising world. The programme will equip students to respond effectively to the wide range of intellectual and professional challenges facing those working on legal issues concerning the human person in International Law. The LLM in International Law (specialising in International Criminal Law & International Human Rights Law) will equip them to deal with both case work and policy making. [-]

LLM International Criminal Justice

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Following a specialisation in International Criminal Justice enables you to develop a critical understanding of the operation of international and transnational criminal justice, particularly in contexts [+]

Best Master of Laws Degrees in LLM Criminal Justice in United Kingdom 2017. Following a specialisation in International Criminal Justice enables you to develop a critical understanding of the operation of international and transnational criminal justice, particularly in contexts that are perceived to be controversial or in a state of evolution. You learn about the main legal instruments and institutions that provide for international cooperation and prosecution of international, transnational and national crime and the impact of human rights and combine this with critical reflection of the broader context and of the effectiveness of law. There is co-operation with the MA in Criminology (see pXX), run by the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. In addition to available law options, you may choose one module from the MA in Criminology. This includes modules on terrorism and sociological theories of violence and gender and crime in a globalised world. You are also encouraged to participate in the activities of the Kent Centre for Critical International Law (CeCIL). International Criminal Justice will be of particular interest to those who work, intend to work, or have an interest in the fields of international and transnational criminal justice, criminal justice and human rights more broadly. Modules Modules associated with this specialisation include: - International Criminal Law - International Protection of Human Rights - Transnational Criminal Law - Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Programming - Students are also able to choose from modules offered on the MA in Criminology, which currently include: Critical and Global Criminology; Gender and Crime in a Globalised World; Sociological Theories of Violence; Terrorism and Modern Society. [-]

LLM Criminal Justice

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This specialisation is designed for people who already work, or intend to work, within the criminal justice system, whether for the police, probation service, prison service or other organisations, or those with an [+]

This specialisation is designed for people who already work, or intend to work, within the criminal justice system, whether for the police, probation service, prison service or other organisations, or those with an interest in such matters. This specialisation covers criminal law and procedure in the UK, internationally and comparatively. It examines criminal justice systems from a range of other perspectives, including the management of organisations, human rights, the psychological and sociological causes of criminal behaviour and social and economic perspectives. There is close co-operation with the MA in Criminology run by the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. Students on the LLM and MA are able to take modules from both programmes. Criminology has specialists in many areas including criminological theory, research methods, youth crime, gender, cultural criminology and terrorism. Modules Modules associated with this specialisation include: - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - Crime, Disorder and Community - European Human Rights Law - Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice - International Criminal Law - International Protection of Human Rights - Law and Society - Penology - Policing - Reading Murder Cases 1860-1960 - Research Methods in Criminology - Theories of Crime and Deviance - Transnational Criminal Law - Transnational Justice and Rule of Law Programming; Young People, Crime and Place - Students are also able to choose from modules offered on the MA in Criminology [-]

LLM (Trans-national Criminal Justice)

BPP University
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom London

Our LLM (Transnational Criminal Justice) programme gives you the opportunity to develop a deep understanding and practical skills on how the law deals with the prevention, control and interdiction of transnational crime. [+]

LLM (Trans-national Criminal Justice)

 

The BPP University LLM Trans-national Criminal Justice offers students an opportunity to develop a deep understanding and practical skills of how trans-national and comparative tax law operates in practice. The proper administration of the criminal justice system is integral to the rule of law. Criminal activity increasingly takes advantage of the traditional restraint of criminal justice systems to confine their roles within the sovereignty of their own national borders. Developments in modern technology, communication and travel, permit criminals to function effectively beyond the reach of traditional law enforcement. States and inter-governmental organisations aware of the implications that this has for the protection of the state and its citizens have over the last fifty or so years adapted and developed the criminal law and its institutions and established the foundations for trans-national responses and interventions. There is now a body of law and practice which can be recognised as trans-national criminal law, which includes within it international criminal law. This is a dynamic and highly important body of law and practice, the impact of which is increasingly significant throughout the world.... [-]


Law with Criminology LLB (Hons)

London South Bank University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology is an example of a major/minor combination, which means that the modules are weighted towards Law with Criminology as the minor subject. [+]

Overview No. 1 London Modern Uni for Teaching - Law National Student Survey 2015 With over 30 years of expertise, LSBU Law has shaped the professional futures of thousands of law students. LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology is an example of a major/minor combination, which means that the modules are weighted towards Law with Criminology as the minor subject. It will appeal to you if you're interested in current debates about the problem of crime, criminal justice policy, litigation, and the place of crime in contemporary society. Free iPad and core e-books We know law textbooks can be costly so we provide you with a free iPad including core e-text books plus you'll also receive some hard copies of books. You'll also gain access to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) to benefit from weekly online teaching support. This includes quizzes with instant feedback and audio presentations which summarise the lectures. This is in addition to face-to-face teaching at lectures and seminars. Top London Modern University for overall satisfaction with course for subject of Law (all modes) National Student Survey (2013) As a combined subject, Law offers a lively, dynamic and challenging course of legal education, covering the core modules for professional qualification as a lawyer and also offering a range of stimulating electives. You'll be taught by an experienced and enthusiastic team of law lecturers, many of whom have been or still are in practice. Criminology is multi-disciplinary, drawing from across the social sciences and humanities. More specifically, it places crime and criminal justice in a comparative, historical and theoretical context, exploring current directions in criminology and crime control policy as well as changing perceptions and representations of crime. Accreditations Chartered Institute Legal Executives Modules Modules are assessed by coursework, oral presentation, MCT tests, case notes, in-class essays and exams. Year 1 Legal skills, legal study and legal system (3LS) Introduction to contract and tort Deconstructing the crime problem Contract law Law of torts Introduction to criminological theory Year 2 Foundations of public law (L4) Criminal law 1 Issues in contemporary policing Public and EU law (L4) Property, equity and trusts 1 Penal theory, policy and practice Year 3 EU rights (L5) Property, equity and trusts 2 Crime, criminology and modernity Criminal law 2 and the law of criminal evidence (L5) Land law Law combined project Employability As a qualifying law degree this course is one of the pre requisites for application to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course. A law degree offers a variety of career choice in one of the most well-paid and socially important sectors. The type of career on offer can depend on the kind of law firm you want to work for, and possibly the area of law you specialise in. And options are not confined to the legal services sector either, due to the range of transferable skills gained from the course. Legal professions Commitment is needed to work in the legal profession as it can take a long time to qualify and it is a very competitive sector. Having good analytical skills and the ability to digest large amounts of information and then explain it in plain English are essential. Holding the LLB award is useful for many jobs that value skills in analysis, clear communication, efficient organisation and reasoned persuasion. As a 'gold' standard degree many employers, recognising the value of having a good understanding of the law in commercial and industrial life, value it. Small companies, individual departments and service or voluntary organisations seek specialist legal advice on major issues. They also need staff aware of legal pitfalls, with an understanding of when specialists need to be consulted. Solicitor Solicitors form the largest part of the legal profession, with around 120,000 practicing solicitors in the UK, the majority based in the London area. (Law Society) Competition for training places is fierce and some firms arrange training contracts up to two years in advance. Solicitors provide expert legal support and advice to clients. They take instructions from clients who can be individuals to private companies and then advise on necessary courses of legal action. Roughly 75% of solicitors work in private practise, however opportunities elsewhere include the Crown Prosecution Service or legal aid services. Unsurprisingly, law is the highest paid graduate job with salaries averaging £36,000, with massive potential to rise with career development. (AGR Summer Survey, 2010) Barrister Another option is to become a barrister. Barristers represent their clients in court, usually instructed by the client's solicitor. Although demand to be a barrister far outweighs the amount of positions available, and it requires further qualifications and training, the benefits can include salaries of up to £300,000. Paralegal Another popular legal profession, paralegals, usually work with solicitors and carry out a host of legal work – from providing information to clients, to preparing documents. In the long-term there is the possibility of becoming a solicitor from taking this route. Paralegals can initially expect to earn £12,000-£30,000, although with more experience this can increase, especially in large commercial firms. Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) As modules in this course are accredited by Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), on graduation you will can eligible to work as a legal executive. Legal executives are similar to solicitors, except they specialise in one area of law. Legal executives are becoming an increasingly popular way of entering the law profession, and after five years' experience salaries can reach £55,000. Gold standard degree While our graduates may go on to join professional courses leading to qualification as a solicitor or barrister, the LLB is also useful for numerous jobs that value skills in analysis, clear communication, efficient organisation and reasoned persuasion. It is a gold standard degree valued by Employers because a sound understanding of the law is sought in most areas of commercial and industrial life. Small companies, individual company departments and service or voluntary organisations seek specialist legal advice on major issues. They also require staff with an awareness of where the legal pitfalls may lie and an understanding of when specialists need to be consulted. Placements We encourage you to undertake a mini-placement in your second year of study. The University's new Legal Advice Clinic, based in Caxton House, is a free legal advice service for the local Southwark community. You'll have the opportunity to gain invaluable legal experience working on real cases under the supervision of voluntary local barristers and solicitors. Timetable In the first year course contact time is typically 14 hours per week plus independent study. Teaching and learning Free iPad and core e-books We know law textbooks can be costly so we provide you with a free iPad including core e-books plus you'll also receive some hard copies of books. You'll also gain access to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) to benefit from weekly online teaching support. This includes quizzes with instant feedback and audio presentations which summarise the lectures. This is in addition to face-to-face teaching at lectures and seminars. Personal tutoring We provide excellent student support combined with compulsory personal tutoring for every first year student. Our personal tutoring system focuses on our students' personal and professional development and provides guidance for our students as to how to become more effective learners. We provide a range of online learning resources to complement and support our lectures and seminars. Our online quizzes and e-learning activities give you an invaluable opportunity to test your knowledge of what you've covered in lectures and seminars, with instant feedback available. If you'd like to develop your interest in a specific area of law whilst studying for a Qualifying Law Degree then take a look at the Law Portfolio. Teaching and Learning Teaching staff will encourage and support you to secure placements, volunteer and engage with other activities that help enhance your professional career opportunities. Entry requirements BCC at A Level BTEC Level 3 Qualifications (DMM) Access to HE Diploma, 24 Level 3 credits at Merit Plus English and Maths GCSE (C or above), or equiv. We consider other level 3 qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C. [-]

LLM in Human Rights and Criminal Justice

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The LLM in Human Rights and Criminal Justice reflects established areas of research strength in the School. The available options are both of international relevance and meet the demand for studying contemporary issues in human rights and criminal justice at an advanced level. [+]

LLM in Human Rights and Criminal Justice

Programme Length: LLM 12 months full-time, 24 or 36 months part-timeStart Dates: September or January

Aims

The LLM in Human Rights and Criminal Justice reflects established areas of research strength in the School. The available options are both of international relevance and meet the demand for studying contemporary issues in human rights and criminal justice at an advanced level.

Syllabus

Students must complete four courses and a dissertation.

Those registered for this programme must take at least two human rights courses, one of which must be International Human Rights Law, and at least one criminal justice course. The fourth course can be taken from a different LLM Programme. An indicative list of courses is below. Students should note, however, that course options are dependent on staff availability, sabbatical arrangements and sufficient enrolment. Please check the Law School website for up-to-date information on course availability for the programme. The number in brackets indicates the semester in which the course is taught.... [-]


LLM in Criminal Justice & Human Rights

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The LLM in Criminal Justice and Human Rights reflects established areas of research strength in the School of Law, and offers options which are both of international relevance and which meet the demand for studying contemporary issues in UK criminal justice and human rights at an advanced level. [+]

LLM in Criminal Justice & Human Rights

Programme length: LLM 12 months full-time, 24 or 36 months part-time

Start Dates: September or January

Aims

The LLM in Criminal Justice and Human Rights reflects established areas of research strength in the School of Law, and offers options which are both of international relevance and which meet the demand for studying contemporary issues in UK criminal justice and human rights at an advanced level.

Syllabus

This programme allows students to combine specialist topics of human rights with contemporary issues of criminal justice. Students must complete four courses and a dissertation. Those registered for this programme must take at least two criminal justice courses and at least one human rights course. The fourth course can be taken from a different LLM Programme. The number in brackets indicates the semester in which the course is taught.... [-]


LLM in Criminal Justice

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The LLM in Criminal Justice reflects established areas of research strength in the School of Law, and offers options which are both of international and/or comparative relevance and which meet the demand for studying contemporary issues in comparative criminal justice at an advanced level. [+]

LLM in Criminal Justice

Programme Length: LLM 12 months full-time, 24 or 36 months part-timeStart dates: September or January

Aims

The LLM in Criminal Justice reflects established areas of research strength in the School of Law, and offers options which are both of international and/or comparative relevance and which meet the demand for studying contemporary issues in comparative criminal justice at an advanced level.

Syllabus

Students must complete four courses, a course in research methods, and a dissertation. At least three of courses must be taken from the Criminal Justice list below. The other course can be taken from a different LLM Programme. The list below gives an indication of the courses available. Students should note, however, that courses are offered subject to staff availability, sabbatical arrangements and sufficient enroloment. The number in brackets indicates the semester in which the course is taught. Issues in Criminal Justice (1) Dimensions of Crime and Criminological Thought (1) International Criminal Law (2) Criminal Evidence and Proof (2)... [-]