Taught course

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Institution
University of Birmingham · Birmingham Law School
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination, or a corresponding level of achievement in the case of applicants from other jurisdictions. Applications are welcomed from students whether home-or overseas-based.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme draws upon Birmingham Law School’s long standing research strengths in the areas of criminal law and criminal justice. Criminal Law is concerned with the most potentially invasive assertion of authority by the state: if you fail to comply with the law you will be punished. This programme provides a holistic analysis of the criminal process through an analysis of the law, its philosophical underpinnings and its operation in practice.

Students can study to attain a broad overview of criminal justice processes or specialise in particular aspects as diverse as underpinning theories, policing, health aspects of criminal justice or indeed international aspects of law enforcement co-operation. Many modules have been created and are taught by leading scholars of the particular field and students benefit from close contact with researchers.

You follow a modular programme (180 credits in total), which comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) and a dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits); the latter to be submitted at the end of the year of study. Students following the Criminal Law & Criminal Justice programme study a minimum of four of their six modules from the list below:

You can also choose up to two optional modules from those available on the General LLM; you can also choose one module from those offered by the Political Science and International Studies department.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,840 FT - £3,420 PT
International students
£15,540 FT

Birmingham Law School offers a range of scholarships. For full details, visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/courses/llm/scholarships.aspx

For more information on other funding that may be available for Law programmes, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005