A 2.2 (minimum) honours degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualification or equivalent experience. Please note that this named route and option choices are available subject to student numbers and other resource constraints. Every effort is made to ensure that you can study your preferred choices but this can't be guaranteed. .
Months of entry
The LLM (Criminal Law) is one of the named routes through our LLM programme and allows you to specialise and develop expertise in criminal law. The programme has been designed by a team of highly motivated academic staff at Teesside University who have particular research interests that have informed its content.
The programme gives you flexibility and autonomy to allow you to develop you own areas of interest within the area of criminal law, and at the same time distinguish you in the eyes of employers in ways that show that you have specialised in a substantive and applied area of contemporary legal study relevant to criminal policy and practice.
How you learn
The link between legal theory and practice is the central theme of the programme and is incorporated into the teaching through a blend of directed and student-centred learning to develop an understanding of methodology, practice and presentation. This is achieved through a combination of lectures, seminars, group work, debates, audio-visual presentations, guided reading and research exercises.
We want you to become an effective autonomous learner. The research and academic writing skills you develop in taught sessions enable you to prepare and contribute to seminars and group discussions, and to produce the required assessed work appropriate to postgraduate study. You are also encouraged to attend and participate in relevant research seminars offered by the research institutes of the University, particularly the Social Futures Institute (SoFI) in the School of Social Sciences & Law.
How you are assessed
Our assessments help you develop essential skills to work successfully at postgraduate level, as well as for continuing professional roles and lifelong learning. Your work is assessed in a variety of ways, including:
peer review and assessment
This is not a qualifying degree. By completing the course you will develop and have recognised knowledge and understanding of the theory and application of criminal law. You will also develop cognitive, intellectual, practical, professional and generic key skills and qualities, which have a directly beneficial effect on future employability, whether in the legal profession or in subject-related disciplines, including academia. You will be equipped to contribute to and inform policy-making decisions in your chosen sphere.
A number of our previous students have published work in academic journals.
Please note that this named route and option choices are available subject to student numbers and other resource constraints. Every effort is made to ensure that you can study your preferred choices but this can't be guaranteed.
Information for international students
For further information please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk
Fees and funding
For information on funding please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||45|
|Dissertation||33 (20000 words)|
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions, Social Sciences, Business and Law
- +44 (0)1642 384491
- +44 (0)1642 342399