Taught course

Human Rights and Criminal Justice LLM

University of Aberdeen · School of Law

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


You study criminal justice in combination with human rights from an international viewpoint looking at areas such as criminal law, politics of human rights, intellectual property amongst others.

The LLM in Human Rights and Criminal Justice reflects established areas of research strength in the School (one of the top-rated law schools in the UK). The available options are both of international relevance and meet the demand for studying contemporary issues in human rights and criminal justice at an advanced level.

Courses include: Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship, Oil and Minerals for Good, The Politics of Human Rights, Issues in Criminal Justice, International Law - A Time of Challenges, International Human Rights Law, Criminal Evidence and Proof, Criminal Law, The Use of Force in International Law, International Humanitarian Law, and your Dissertation. (Some of the courses are optional)


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by academics from our Law School which is ranked 10th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018) and you benefit from small group size and inclusive approach from staff to suit your learning style.
  • 98% of Graduates felt that their LLM had added value to their career prospects and 97% would recommend their programme to others. (Exit Poll 2016)

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September, January
  • Delivery – Campus, Online, Blended
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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