Taught course

Criminal Justice and Criminal Law

University of Leeds · School of Law

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law, criminal justice, criminology or a related subject.

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Months of entry


Course content

This course will enable you to develop a sophisticated knowledge of current issues in criminal justice and criminal law in the UK and across the world. It combines cutting-edge compulsory modules with a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to your own personal interests.

Throughout the course we’ll encourage you to:

  • explore the complex and dynamic nature of the criminal justice process
  • examine critical issues and principles in criminal law
  • develop legal research skills

Compulsory modules studied throughout the year will introduce you to fundamental principles, theories, concepts and approaches in the fields of criminal justice and criminal law. You’ll also explore and examine the intricate and complex relationships and dynamics between theory, research and practice, and the impact of criminal justice processes on individuals and social groups, often in the wider context of social and political change.

Information for international students

Our English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office