LLM in Crime and Litigation

London South Bank University

Program Description

LLM in Crime and Litigation

London South Bank University

With over 30 years of expertise, LSBU Law has shaped the professional futures of thousands of law students.

Through critical and comparative studies of justice and the criminal litigation process, this course will give you a demonstrable understanding of the key principles that ground the UK criminal justice system, its issues, approaches, and topical debates.

If you are a recent graduate, or already working within the criminal justice field, you'll further your academic and practical knowledge of the litigation process. The programme is also highly relevant to human rights workers and policy agents working in the UK or abroad. Upon completion, you'll have acquired an in-depth and systematic understanding of criminal litigation and criminal justice and will be able to work at the cutting edge of practice and research in these areas.

This course is distinctive for the following reasons:

  • Emphasis on human rights and justice issues;
  • Practical legal problem-solving drawing upon a variety of legal and non-legal knowledge, understanding and skills;
  • Leading practitioner insights into current legal and criminal justice practice issues;
  • Strong national links with the legal profession;
  • The learning environment is greatly enhanced by guest lectures, delivered by distinguished scholars and practitioners.


7 reasons to study Law here

  1. Expert academics:
    taught by expert academics and practitioners. A number of Visiting Professors and Lecturers will teach on the course. All are leading practitioners with a national reputation in the fields of crime, criminal justice, and litigation.

  2. Professional links:
    The Law Department enjoys strong links with the South London Law Society and cooperates with them to provide a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for local practitioners and members of the South London Law Society.

  3. Dynamic Research Culture:
    benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff.

  4. Free iPad:
    Advanced technology and e-learning, a free iPad will support your studies.

  5. Comprehensive reading resources:
    via our virtual learning environment, a personal e-law library worth £6,000.

  6. Employability:
    Upon completion of the course, you'll have developed advanced legal practice skills and an informed and reflective understanding of the criminal justice system. As well as legal practice, graduates of this LLM may seek employment in a variety of related fields such as research and policy-making the police, prison, and probation services.

  7. Great teaching:
    The LSBU Law Department has a strong set of experts, consultants and international advisors in the field of crime and litigation.


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 1 year September Southwark Campus
Part-time 2 years September Southwark Campus


Modules

Core modules

  • Research methods
  • Criminal litigation
  • Criminal justice
  • Dissertation

Module options

After completing core modules you'll choose from options that reflect the practical/ theoretical and social justice context of the course. Choices are made following discussion with your personal tutor and also guided by your own professional interests and career aspirations.

  • International criminal law
  • Psychological aspects of the investigation
  • Advocacy
  • Policing
  • Investigative psychology
  • Case management
  • Evidence / Science and Technology
  • Decision making in the forensic context
  • Terrorism

Criminal litigation

If you're interested in criminal litigation you may prefer options such as Case Management, Advocacy, International Criminal Law.

Criminal justice

Or if you want to focus on the criminal justice system you may prefer options such as Policing, Terrorism, Decision Making in the Forensic Context, Psychological Aspects of Investigations

All modules (core and optional) achieve a balance between practice, theory and the development of professional skills.


Employability

Upon completion of the course, you'll have developed advanced legal practice skills and an informed and reflective understanding of the criminal justice system. As well as legal practice, graduates of this LLM may seek employment in a variety of related fields such as research and policy-making the police, prison, and probation services.

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


Teaching and learning

Content, knowledge, and understanding are assessed through coursework, or, a combination of coursework, presentations and online assessments. Coursework can take many forms (based on the practical or theoretical content of the module) including essays and reports.


Entry requirements

  • 2:2 Honours degree in Law or related subject (such as Sociology, Criminology and Forensic Science). Or a Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division.
  • The programme also recruits graduates from different academic disciplines and practitioners from professions within the criminal justice field.
  • Criminal Law Practitioners with relevant professional qualifications and experience are not subject to the admissions requirement of having obtained a 2:2 Honours degree.
  • Individual applications for accreditation of prior learning and experience will be considered in accordance with the FAHS Policy on APL and APEL.
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
7,500 GBP
Full-time UK/EU fee: £7500; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £3333.33; International fee: £5833.33
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2018
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