LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Edinburgh Law School - The University of Edinburgh

Program Description

LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Edinburgh Law School - The University of Edinburgh

Programme description

This programme offers the ideal opportunity to study contemporary debates in both criminal law and criminal justice at an advanced level.

Our wide portfolio of courses will help you understand the key concepts and theories underpinning criminal law and criminal justice and how they operate in practice.

It is suitable for students who have studied law at the undergraduate level and wish to develop their understanding of criminal justice in particular. It prepares you for further work in this area, whether professional or academic.

Programme structure

You must complete 180 credits of study – 60 credits are taken in the compulsory dissertation and the remaining 120 credits are taken in taught courses.

On these courses, your studies will be led by members of the Law School academic community. You are expected to prepare in advance by reading the required materials and by reflecting on the issues to be discussed, and your participation in classes will be assessed.

For the dissertation, you will have a supervisor from whom you can expect guidance and support, but the purpose of the dissertation is to allow you to independently design and conduct a piece of research and analysis. Courses are assessed primarily by way of the essay and other written work, but oral presentations may also be required.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of demand for particular courses, we may not be able to run all courses as advertised come the start of the academic year.

Learning outcomes

Having completed the programme, students will emerge with an understanding of contemporary debates in criminal law theory and doctrine, the ability critically to analyze existing practice and new developments in this and related subjects, and advanced-level skills in legal research and analysis.

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honors degree, or its international equivalent, in law.

We may also consider a UK 2:1 honors degree, or its international equivalent, in a social science subject.

English language requirements

All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:

  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
  • IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components

Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than three years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.

Application deadlines

  • Programme start date: 10 September 2018
  • Application deadline: 30 June 2018

We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or will require a visa. We may consider late applications if we have places available.

How to apply

You must submit a reference with your application.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 9, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
11,500 GBP
Full-time: Home/EU: £11,500, Overseas/International: £20,500; Part-time: Home/EU: £5,750, Overseas/International: £10,250
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Locations
United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Scotland
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