Taught course

Human Rights and Criminal Justice

Queen's University Belfast · School of Law

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 (eg Archaeology, BA Liberal Arts etc).

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 of relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This LLM is designed for those with an academic or professional interest in human rights and criminal justice.

The programme combines the exceptional research and teaching strengths of the Human Rights Centre and the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Law. It provides students with a thorough grounding in issues of human rights, be they international, regional or local, while also considering how these rights can be curtailed or inhibited by the operation of criminal justice agencies within society. It also allows students to pursue various specialised areas of study in both human rights law and criminal justice through the completion of a 15,000-20,000 word dissertation.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Fees and funding

For information regarding funding, please refer to the Postgraduate Office website here.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Professor Brice Dickson
+44 (0)28 9097 5122