Taught course

Law, Human Rights in Criminal Justice

University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have a second class honours degree, grade 2 (2.2) in law or in a relevant social science. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant work experience. Applications from those with practical experience in either field are particularly encouraged.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme content: The LL.M./M.A. in Human Rights in Criminal Justice comprises 6 substantive modules, 2 research/ writing support modules and a 15,000 word dissertation. The modules are delivered through a combination of seminars, tutorials, practical research methodology exercises, essays and student presentations.
Autumn Semester: Comparative International Protection of Human Rights; Law of the European Convention of Human Rights; Criminal Justice Processes and Sentencing; Comparative Legal Research Skills.
Spring Semester: Dissertation Methodology (Core); European Criminal Law; Comparative Criminal Justice; International Criminal Law; Policing and Human Rights.
Summer: Dissertation.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Ger Coffee
+ 353 61 202574