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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

LLM Criminal Justice and Criminal Law

Programme code:LLM-CJCL-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full 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 transferable 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 credits1 Jan to 31 May
LAW5026MContemporary Criminological Theory and Approaches30 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug
LAW5041MDissertation Criminal Law/Criminal Justice60 credits1 Apr to 31 Oct
LAW5065MCentral Issues in Criminal Law15 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug
LAW5662MPostgraduate Legal Research Skills15 credits1 Jan to 31 May

Optional modules:

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

LAW5113MRethinking Policing 115 credits1 Jan to 31 May
LAW5146MInternational Criminal Law15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
LAW5222MIntercultural Business and Organisational Communication15 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug
LAW5301MSecurity, Conflict and Justice30 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug
LAW5330MEuropean Human Rights15 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug
LAW5334MCyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
LAW5401MInequalities, Law and Justice30 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug
LAW5637MFinancial Crime15 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug
LAW5861MInternational Human Rights30 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug
LAW5866MGlobal Governance through Law30 credits1 Jan to 31 Aug

Last updated: 30/06/2020 18:55:30


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