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9 LLM Degrees in Criminal Law Studies

Graduate programs that offer a Master of Laws degree, or LLM, typically take between one to two years of study. Degree requirements vary between institutions but may entail substantial research or thesis work. What is an LLM in Criminal Law Studies? Including both criminal law and criminal justice, scholars in criminal law studies are usually interested in the interactions between individuals and… Read more

Graduate programs that offer a Master of Laws degree, or LLM, typically take between one to two years of study. Degree requirements vary between institutions but may entail substantial research or thesis work.

What is an LLM in Criminal Law Studies? Including both criminal law and criminal justice, scholars in criminal law studies are usually interested in the interactions between individuals and penal systems. Although criminal law and criminal justice are closely related fields, degrees in each tend to focus on distinctly different ethics, practices and processes in the justice system. While students in criminal law usually study the legal texts and processes of criminal law, scholars of criminal justice are often more concerned with the evolving social and political aspects of administering criminal law. Additionally, although most programs focus on the legal system of the university’s location, opportunities to study international criminal law or criminal justice are available as well.

Analytical writing, legal research and time management are some of the most standout skills found in criminal law study graduates. In addition to providing paths to legal careers, these skills can help improve a student’s everyday communications and activities.

The price of your degree can be impacted by a multitude of complex factors, such as degree duration and individual programs. The financial or bursar offices of your prospective schools can usually provide the most accurate budget estimations for attendance.

Legal positions can be highly competitive, but graduates holding both a professional law degree and credentials in criminal law studies may be able to gain a critical edge on the competition. Mediators, law enforcement agents, court administrators, legal writers and paralegals are all potential avenues for candidates with an LLM focusing on criminal justice. Alternatively, those with an LLM specializing in criminal law typically pursue careers directly within law by earning a Juris Doctor or equivalent credential and serving as defense attorneys, criminal prosecutors and judges.

Programs offering an LLM in Criminal Law Studies are widely available globally and offer both part-time and full-time schedules. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Groningen
Groningen , Netherlands

The LLM in Global Criminal Law has a strong focus on the application of criminal law in a globalized and internationalized context. It thus draws from comparative criminal law ... +

The LLM in Global Criminal Law has a strong focus on the application of criminal law in a globalized and internationalized context. It thus draws from comparative criminal law and international criminal law as well as from rules regulating international cooperation in criminal matters to explore particular types of global criminality: organized and financial crimes, cybercrimes and international crimes. -
LLM
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 
University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Leeds , United Kingdom

This programme will enable you to develop a sophisticated knowledge of current issues in criminal justice, criminology and criminal law in the UK, Europe and across the globe. ... +

This programme will enable you to develop a sophisticated knowledge of current issues in criminal justice, criminology and criminal law in the UK, Europe and across the globe. It combines cutting-edge compulsory modules with a wide range of optional modules allowing you to tailor your degree to your own particular interests. -
LLM
Full-time
12 months
English (UK)
Jan 2021
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham , United Kingdom

This pathway draws upon Birmingham Law School’s long-standing research strengths in the areas of criminal law and criminal justice. Criminal Law is concerned with the most pot ... +

This pathway draws upon Birmingham Law School’s long-standing research strengths in the areas of criminal law and criminal justice. Criminal Law is concerned with the most potentially invasive assertion of authority by the state: if you fail to comply with the law you will be punished. This pathway provides a holistic analysis of the criminal process through an analysis of the law, its philosophical underpinnings and its operation in practice. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Cleveland , USA

Focus on international criminal law and procedure, international humanitarian law, and national security law. Second-semester externship available for students starting in fal ... +

Focus on international criminal law and procedure, international humanitarian law, and national security law. Second-semester externship available for students starting in fall semester. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Sussex
Falmer , United Kingdom

Criminal law and criminal justice lie at the heart of questions around how we as a society respond to crime. On this course, you’ll study an exciting range of topics. You’ll e ... +

Criminal law and criminal justice lie at the heart of questions around how we as a society respond to crime. On this course, you’ll study an exciting range of topics. You’ll engage in advanced criminal law theory, as well as criminological theory to examine how societies can better understand and respond to crime. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Campus
 
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Glasgow , United Kingdom

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'. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Luxembourg City , Luxembourg

The program offers students a unique opportunity to explore the fast-growing field of European criminal law with a special emphasis on economic and financial criminal law. htt ... +

The program offers students a unique opportunity to explore the fast-growing field of European criminal law with a special emphasis on economic and financial criminal law. https://wwwen.uni.lu/studies/fdef/master_in_european_economic_and_financial_criminal_law_ll_m -
LLM
2 years
English, French
Campus
 
University of Kent, Kent Law School
Canterbury , United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 28 months
English
Campus
 
Edinburgh Law School - The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh , United Kingdom

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 he ... +

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. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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