Entry requirements

A 2(ii) degree from an approved University is required.

Months of entry


Course content

One of the fastest growing areas of research and enquiry, the combination of criminology and the law has become a key interdisciplinary framework for understanding the way societies and their norms function, and the role law, deviance and how these are policed. Not only an academic qualification, criminological research and take students into the world of forensics, evidence, international criminal enquiry and beyond.

Another very popular degree programme, our LLM Law and Criminology provides the opportunity to study legal structures and application at the same time as learning criminological theories, policing and conflict. It builds on criminological and legal skills and knowledge so as to provide specialist training in criminological, criminal justice and legal research. The course programme enables students to develop an international perspective on crime, justice and law through national and cross-national approaches and case studies of other societies, and/or ‘cutting edge’ issues in contemporary criminology and law.

Why study this LLM at Bangor?

  • A range of Law and Criminology specialist modules which offer both national and international focus.
  • Dedicated Law Library on campus which houses specialist collections, law reports, journals, and specialist Master's level monographs and texts.
  • Electronic access to specialist online law databases, including: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Justis, and Hein Online.
  • A replica courtroom on campus, with state-of-the-art specialist audio-visual equipment (for facilitating personal reflective development, as well as international moot court competitions remotely, via video link).
  • Gives you a competitive edge in the job market by providing Masters level legal skills and knowledge, whilst developing new specialisms.

Information for international students

International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be:

  • IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score
  • Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169)

Fees and funding

Please see our Fees & Finances pages for more information. You can also visit our Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries to learn more about funding available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01248 351151