Entry requirements

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Criminal Justice has long been an important area for study and is still developing fast particularly in the international arena. There is increased worldwide interest in ensuring that criminal justice systems comply with human rights requirements in order to ensure that states’ implementation and enforcement of criminal law, through investigation, trial and punishment, respect the civil liberties of citizens accused of crime.

The LLM in Criminal Justice at the University of Aberdeen offers you outstanding research strength from the School of Law, and course module options which are both of international and / or comparative relevance which meet the demand for studying contemporary issues in comparative criminal justice at an advanced level.

Industry Links and Careers

You are taught by professionals with academic profiles includeing Professor Pete Duff who worked at the Centre for Ciminological Reserach at University of Oxford and City University Hong Kong. Many international students go on to work in law companies back at home, some have gone on to the UN and others work all over the world in human rights areas.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by academics from The School of Law which is ranked 10th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Law has been taught at University of Aberdeen since 1495 bringing you incredible knowledge in a personal friendly atmosphere

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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 or 36 months

Course contact details

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