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Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in law or social sciences. In certain circumstances applicants will be accepted onto the various certificate schemes without a dgeree but with professional or other experience. Some knowledge of criminical law is required , demonstarted by suitable qualification or experience.

Months of entry


Course content

LLM Criminal Justice and Criminal Law appeals to people from all disciplinary backgrounds with an interest in contemporary criminal justice and criminological issues and criminal law.

Our programme will enable you to develop a detailed, specialist knowledge of concepts and issues at the forefront of contemporary understandings of crime, criminal justice, criminology and criminal law.

In addition, we offer a wide range of optional modules in law, criminal justice, criminology and beyond: our students tailor the programme to their own particular interests.

You will develop a sophisticated understanding of national and international criminal justice and criminological issues. You will develop a critical understanding of central issues in criminal law.

We also designed our programme to foster key transferrable skills; a strong writing style, excellent oral presentation skills, an ability to evaluate information from diverse sources, and the capacity to think critically and analytically is beneficial in both academic and professional arenas.

The opportunity to study criminal justice and criminology at an advanced level alongside criminal law is a particular strength of the LLM at Leeds.

For information please contact the School of Law Admissions Team.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to the relevant course website.

Fees and funding

The School of Law offers a number of Liberty Scholarships which are awarded based on the students' performance in their undergraduate degree. Find out more.

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)113 343 7573