Taught course

Global Crime, Justice and Security Master of Laws (LLM)/MSc

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Entry requirements

An appropriate honours degree e.g. in Law, Criminal Justice, Politics, Finance, Banking or Accounting or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to an appropriate honours degree. Degree classification: minimum 2:2 Qualifications and previous work experience deemed to be equivalent to the above entry requirements and in suitable areas linked to the award. Non-law graduates will be required to undertake a short pre-course – ‘Law for Non-Lawyers’ immediately prior to the start of the LLM. It is not assessed, but essential. IELTS: 6.0 or equivalent required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters degree is based on internationally recognised research and is delivered by its expert authors. You will extend your knowledge of crime by studying different international contexts and key issues facing law makers, legal practitioner and victims.

  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
  • A contemporary Masters degree focusing on key issues in a global context
  • Course recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Flexible entry points mean you can opt for either an LLM (if you choose exclusively law modules) or MSc (if you decide to take a mix of law and social science modules) award
  • Develops critical analysis and assesses legal frameworks from an international perspective
  • Can be studied by professionals from a non-law background

Governments and authorities in the 21st century are facing major challenges as they deal with terrorism and complex organised crime which crosses borders and poses difficult issues for legal practitioners and organisations across a variety of sectors.

The MSc/Master of Laws programme in Global Crime, Justice and Security is designed to develop your advanced scholarship and research skills enabling you to progress, academically and intellectually, in a discreet area of international law.

You will critically analyse and understand the complexities of this highly specialist and complex field – both challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives. This course is underpinned by significant engagement with new and established research and advanced scholarship.

For those with a limited knowledge of law, there is a comprehensive induction in the first semester. ‘Law for Non-Lawyers’ covers the essential nature and sources of law and the necessary elements to prepare you for advanced study in this area.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at APSadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 5175

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090