Taught course

Criminal Justice and Criminal Law

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

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

Throughout the course we’ll encourage you to:

  • Examine critical issues and principles in criminal law

  • Explore the complex and dynamic nature of the criminal justice process

  • 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 law and criminal justice. You’ll also explore and examine the intricate and complex relationships and dynamics between criminological 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. These modules will also enable you to hone your critical and analytical abilities and your legal research and writing skills, which you’ll be able to demonstrate in your dissertation – an independent piece of research on your chosen topic.

You’ll also benefit from our Support in Academic and Personal Development programme. This runs alongside your taught academic programme in semester one and is specifically designed to complement the School’s induction activities and ongoing academic skills support for students, both UK and international.

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

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
pglaw@leeds.ac.uk