Taught course

Transnational Criminal Law

University of Derby · College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You will need: - A good honours degree or relevant experience - If your first language is not English you will need to evidence a proficiency in English (IELTS 7)


Months of entry


Course content

This pathway in Transnational Criminal Law is part of the Derby LLM programme.

As crime knows no jurisdictional or geographical boundaries, we need to expand our horizons and think internationally. This LLM will offer you the opportunity to study criminal law in an international and transnational context.

The transnational focus of this LLM, along with the concentration on comparative and practical criminal justice, makes it unique. You’ll develop your understanding of the substantive, evidential and procedural aspects that characterise the problem of transnational crime.

You’ll combine the study of criminal law theory and doctrine with the intellectual rigour and challenge demanded by master’s level study. You will also develop an understanding and application of the evidential and procedural aspects of transnational criminal law.

We’re one of the few universities in the UK where you can spend time in a professional organisation during the Clinic module to apply what you’re learning. This gives you an opportunity to explore areas of personal interest in greater depth than is usually possible at this level of study.

This pathway aims to develop a unique specialisation that gives you a distinct advantage when applying for positions within and beyond the legal sector.

We can advance your knowledge, if you’re already in employment, in areas relating directly to your work role and career development plans. It will also provide you with a springboard to MPhil or PhD research and a rewarding academic career.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for the latest information regarding fees.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
+44 (0) 1332 591 896