Taught course

Criminal Justice

University of Aberdeen · School of Law

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree in Law (or another related discipline) or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The LLM in Criminal Justice at Aberdeen is focused on critical and comparative thinking around criminal procedures and systems. Our programme will help you develop a clearer, more truthful understanding of criminal law and its implementation in today's society around the world. You will learn about the causes of crime and how it is dealt with legally, enabling you to work in countries around the world. You will have the opportunity to study courses such as Criminal Evidence and Proof, Issues in Criminal Justice, Criminological Theories and International Criminal Law.

The Criminal Justice programme was designed with the assistance of external contacts as well the expertise of our internal staff at the University. With the combined input from our staff and Criminal Justice experts, you will gain unique insights into criminal justice systems around the world and will advance your understanding of their dynamics. The programme has been carefully coordinated to align with the competencies required for today’s international job market.

The University of Aberdeen prides itself on attracting world-class teaching staff with international experience and knowledge in their specialist subjects. You will have access to first rate teaching from globally respected staff, such as Programme Director Professor Pete Duff, who specialises in criminal justice, evidence and procedure. He has worked at the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Oxford, the City University of Hong Kong and the University of the South Pacific.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School Administrator
+44(0)1224 274260