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2023/24 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:Sean Butcher 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 10,000-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.

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[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)
LAW5065MCentral Issues in Criminal Law15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5146MInternational Criminal Law15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5358MCriminal Justice Processes30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5662MPostgraduate Legal Research Skills15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 45 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW5113MRethinking Policing 115 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5222MIntercultural Business and Organisational Communication15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5228MContemporary Theories of Crime and Justice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5301MSecurity, Conflict and Justice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5334MCyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5362MComparative Human Rights Law15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5386MGlobalisation and Crime15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5401MInequalities, Law and Justice30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5406MTheories of Social Justice15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5637MFinancial Crime15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5861MInternational Human Rights30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5866MGlobal Governance through Law30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:29:01


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