Taught course

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

University of Sussex · Sussex Law School

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in law or a relevant subject such as economics, finance, international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice or sociology. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Criminal law and criminal justice lie at the heart of questions around how we as a society respond to crime.

On this course you’ll study an exciting range of topics. You’ll engage in advanced criminal law theory, as well as criminological theory to examine how societies can better understand and respond to crime.

Our research expertise informs our teaching on the LLM. You’ll learn from experts in their fields. Our faculty publish journal articles, books and public reports shaping the fields of criminal law, criminal justice studies and criminology.

You’ll be taught by lecturers who specialise in critical work, in areas including:

  • criminal law theory
  • comparative criminal justice
  • terrorism and international crimes
  • financial crimes
  • human rights and criminal justice
  • hate crime
  • sexual offending
  • policing and restorative justice.

Study in a lively and interdisciplinary intellectual environment, giving you the advantage of a wide-ranging knowledge set. This course draws on expertise from the Department of Sociology, which will enable you to develop an interdisciplinary perspective.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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