Taught course

Human Rights and Criminal Justice

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline.

Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) or for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This LLM programme is an exciting and rewarding degree course which attracts a diverse student body: students who are qualified legal practitioners and students with extensive experience in the statutory, community or voluntary sectors nationally and internationally. The diversity among both staff and students allows the students and teachers on the programme to learn from each other and makes for a vibrant academic experience.

The Human Rights element of this programme focuses on both international human rights law, including at regional levels in Europe, Africa and the Americas, and concentration on the practice of human rights, especially in the contexts of discrimination, armed conflicts, terrorism and migration.

The Criminal Justice component allows students to explore the inter-relationships between crime, justice and society in comparative context. Modules assess criminal justice policies and institutions from an interdisciplinary perspective and allow for in-depth analyses of topical issues in criminal justice and criminology at local, national, regional and international levels.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Graham Ellison
Email
g.ellison@qub.ac.uk