Before a student can secure a professional career in law, he or she typically must earn a Master of Laws degree. This type of advanced degree is designed for students seeking an intensive education in the field of law. Many of these students already hold a Bachelor of Laws degree. What is an LLM in Criminal Law? Criminal law is the specialized field of law that focuses on crime and its legal reper… Read more

Before a student can secure a professional career in law, he or she typically must earn a Master of Laws degree. This type of advanced degree is designed for students seeking an intensive education in the field of law. Many of these students already hold a Bachelor of Laws degree.

What is an LLM in Criminal Law? Criminal law is the specialized field of law that focuses on crime and its legal repercussions. This type of degree program typically explores the subjects of forensics, causation, offenses, charges and more to appropriately prepare students for a future in the criminal justice system. Students should understand the theories and concepts behind criminal law through the study of courses such as philosophy of criminal law, organized crime, criminalization, types of offenses, the penal process and more.

Many employers from different industries find that students with an advanced degree in criminal law exhibit an assortment of useful traits and characteristics. These students tend to have strong negotiation skills in addition to advanced communication abilities. Additionally, students in this field typically show a knack for thorough, critical thinking.

The cost of earning a degree in criminal law can vary from one university to another. The number of required courses, the type of degree program, the location of the school and other factors can all influence the overall tuition. Some student may even gain financial aid, scholarships or work-study opportunities to offset the cost.

Graduates with a criminal law degree may pursue a variety of careers in the private and public sectors. To become a licensed attorney, students can take the required local licensure exam and work for government agencies or private firms. Student may also pursue work as a crime lab analyst, crime scene supervisor, prevention specialist, criminal investigator and more.

Numerous universities around the world offer an LLM degree. For this type of degree, many students choose to study locally, though international options may also be available.  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 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
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
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 2020
01 May 2020
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
Part-time
English
01 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
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
September 2020
30 Jun 2019
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
September 2020
Campus