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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

LLM Criminal Justice and Criminal Law (Part-Time)

Programme code:LLM-CJCL-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Anna Barker Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Normally an upper second class honours degree or non-UK equivalent.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:


Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Build on a long and successful history of PGT provision by staff in the School of Law and the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS);
- Provide students with advanced knowledge about national and international criminal justice policy and practice, contemporary criminological theory, criminal law and related subjects;
- Encourage students to develop other transferrable skills including strong writing skills critical and analytical thinking skills, and oral presentation skills;
- Require students to complete a 12,000-word dissertation. During the course of their dissertation they will receive supervision and guidance from their academic supervisor. They may also have the opportunity to conduct research for their dissertation at an overseas institution, as outlined above;

As members of the School of Law and also the CCJS, students will be part of a lively academic environment and will be encouraged to take advantage of the many extra curricula opportunities available.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW5010MCriminal Justice Processes30 creditsSemester 1
LAW5026MContemporary Criminological Theory and Approaches30 creditsSemester 2
LAW5065MCentral Issues in Criminal Law15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5662MPostgraduate Legal Research Skills15 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW5041MDissertation Criminal Law/Criminal Justice60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW5113MRethinking Policing 115 creditsSemester 1
LAW5114MRethinking Policing 215 creditsSemester 2
LAW5301MSecurity, Conflict and Justice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LAW5330MEuropean Human Rights15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5334MCyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5386MGlobalisation and Crime15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5400MTheories of Social Justice30 creditsSemester 1
LAW5401MInequalities, Law and Justice30 creditsSemester 2
LAW5637MFinancial Crime15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5861MInternational Human Rights30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LAW5862MHuman Rights and Disabled People 115 creditsSemester 1
LAW5863MHuman Rights and Disabled People 215 creditsSemester 2
LAW5866MGlobal Governance through Law30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PIED5626MGlobal Justice30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5312MTheorising Gender 130 creditsSemester 1
SLSP5314MUnderstanding Society and Culture30 creditsSemester 1
SLSP5315MPower, Critique & Global Transformations15 creditsNot running in 201920

Last updated: 20/09/2019


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