Law graduates The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study. In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.
Months of entry
The LLM in Criminal Justice programme will allow you to gain an in depth knowledge of criminal justice systems at international, supranational and domestic levels. The programme aims to foster an understanding of the challenges criminal justice is facing at national, EU and international levels and in a comparative context; and to provide a potential route to post-graduate research in the area of criminal justice.
You will be taught by internationally recognised experts in the field of criminal justice, drawing on their research strengths and extensive knowledge of the subject area.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
- QLLM068 Law of Economic Crime (45 credits)
- QLLM078 Mental Health Law (45 credits)
- QLLM101 EU Criminal Law (Sem 2)
- QLLM169 Punishment in England 1750-1950 (Sem 1)
- QLLM173 Terrorism and Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives (Sem 1)
- QLLM174 Migration, Security and Human Rights (Sem 1)
- QLLM311 Policing in Local and Global Contexts (Sem 1)
- QLLM312 Comparative Criminal Justice (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM313 Criminal Justice and Surveillance Technologies (Sem 2)
- QLLM323 State Crime (sem 2)
- QLLM351 Cybercrime: Substantive Offences (sem 1)
- QLLM352 Cybercrime: International Co-operation and Digital Investigations (sem 2)
Fees and funding
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
School of Law scholarships
The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Sue Sullivan
- +44 (0)20 7882 8092