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Law and Criminology LLM

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Law Criminology

Course type


Course Summary

About This Course

Offered by the School of Social Sciences in co-operation with the Law School, the course will provide students with postgraduate level knowledge and skills in the interdisciplinary area of criminology and law. It builds on criminological and legal skills and knowledge so as to provide specialist training in criminological, criminal justice and legal research. The course programme enables students to develop an international perspective on crime, justice and law through national and cross-national approaches and case studies of other societies, and/or ‘cutting edge’ issues in contemporary criminology and law. Students will also acquire a wide range of transferable skills.

Course Content

What will you study on this course?

Part 1 consists of modules in both Criminology and Law, taught between September and June. You will take 60 credits for Law and 60 for Criminology.

Part 2 is undertaken between June and September, and consists of a 20,000 word dissertation based on a topic of your choice within Law.

Half of the compulsory modules will be delivered by the Law School with the other half delivered by the School of Social Sciences, giving a total of 60 credits for Law and 60 for Criminology.


This is a practical module designed to develop the necessary legal research skills to support study and research at LLM level. The emphasis of the course will be on the knowledge and skills needed to draft a good quality Masters? dissertation and research papers. Sessions include an overview and introduction to legal research methods; exploring the planning phase of your dissertation; examining the construction of a literature review and bibliography; training in traditional and empirical legal research methods; using appropriate legal English or Welsh throughout your dissertation and crafting arguments and persuasive text that is adequately substantiated and referenced. This is semester 1 and 2 module.

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Entry requirements

A 2(ii) degree from an approved University is required.

University information

Located on the beautiful North Wales coast between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University has a rich academic history and delivers a superb student experience, making it a unique higher education institution in the UK. A welcoming academic community with around 10,000 students, Bangor University has a renowned reputation for excellent student support, offering a diverse range of courses spanning subject areas within the arts and...more